NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong (R) and former Secretary General of the Inter-Parliament Union (IPU) Anders Johnsson (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong hosted a reception for visiting former Secretary General of the Inter-Parliament Union (IPU) Anders Johnsson in Hanoi on April 5.

The Vietnamese legislator praised contributions made by the former IPU leader, saying that his knowledge of international law and parliamentary diplomacy helped promote the development of international parliament diplomacy, and the sharing of experience among IPU member nations.

She also highlighted the close cooperation between the Vietnamese NA and the IPU for nearly four decades, affirming that the partnership brought remarkable achievements.

Support and cooperation provided the IPU in general and the former IPU leader helped the Vietnamese legislature compete its responsibility towards the international community, she stressed, adding that Vietnam always respects his sentiments and assistance for Vietnam.

In reply, Johnsson said he hopes for more visits to Vietnam in the future so he can continue sharing his experience and knowledge related to parliamentary diplomacy with the Vietnamese NA.-VNA