Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan lauded the growing Vietnam – India comprehensive strategic partnership during a reception in Hanoi on February 28 for newly-accredited Indian Ambassador Pranay Verma. 

She said recent high-level visits and meetings on the sidelines of multilateral forums have reflected political trust between the two nations.

The Vietnamese legislature always treasures developing ties with the Indian counterpart bilaterally and multilaterally, she said.

The host also asked for the ambassador’s support to effectively realise the cooperation agreement signed in 2016 during her India visit.

She suggested enhancing joint work to step up the effective implementation of signed agreements, as well as facilitating exchanges and all-level visits by friendship parliamentarians’ groups and parliamentarians.

NA Chairwoman Ngan wished that India would continue providing preferential credit packages and non-refundable aid for quick-impact projects and the second stage of the software park in Da Nang, contributing to Vietnam’s socio-economic development.

Speaking highly of the close liaison at regional and global forums and India’s stance on the East Sea issue, the top lawmaker wished that the Indian government would continue supporting Vietnam and ASEAN’s stance on the issue.

Verma, for his part, said Vietnam and India share common values about regional and global issues.

He lauded Vietnam as the most important partner in India’s Act East policy and Indo-Pacific Vision, and hoped that visits by the two countries’ leaders will continue creating a new driving force for bilateral ties.

The guest vowed to do his best to realise signed agreements and fulfill his assigned tasks in Vietnam./.