Hanoi (VNA) - Secretary General of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyen Hanh Phuc paid a courtesy visit to visiting President of the Australian Senate Scott Ryan in Hanoi on January 21.

Phuc, who is President of the Vietnam-Australian Friendship Parliamentarians Group, said he is happy to see Ryan during his official visit to Vietnam.

He recalled the visit of the high-ranking NA delegation to Australia and their attendance at a hearing of the Senate from which changes were later made in the Vietnam National Assembly’s question-and-answer session which have been appreciated by voters.

He said activities of the friendship parliamentarian groups have become an important part of inter-parliamentary diplomat, noting that the Vietnam-Australia Friendship Parliamentarian Group had regular meetings with the Ambassador of Australia to Vietnam to keep each other briefed of issues of shared concerns.

He expressed his hope that Australia will support Vietnam in improving the quality and competitiveness of its commodities during the implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and the Australian parliament will help the Vietnam NA to build an e-National Assembly library.

Ryan said the bilateral relations between the two countries and law-making bodies are growing intensively and extensively.

As CPTPP members, the two countries would reinforce their ties, and work together more closely, he said.

He said he believes that cooperation in education and training will have new mechanisms serving as a firm foundation for bilateral ties, adding he will discuss with competent agencies on training programmes for officials of the Vietnam NA.

He asserted that he will always pay attention to the partnership in education, the sharing of experience, and cooperation in culture and exchanges between the two countries. -VNA