NA Vice Chairwoman welcomes Venezuelan President hinh anh 1NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong (R) receives Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Moros (Source: VNA) 
National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong held a reception on August 31 for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Moros, who is on an official visit to Vietnam.

Phong told her guest that Vietnam attaches special importance to its friendship with Venezuela, expressing her belief that the Venezuelan President’s visit will help deepen relations between the two countries’ legislative bodies and peoples while opening up new cooperative prospects for the bilateral ties as well as regional and international collaboration.

Vietnam continually bears in mind the valuable support of Venezuelan people to the country’s past struggle for independence, freedom and national reunification and the current cause of national construction and development, she affirmed.

The NA Vice Chairwoman lauded the enhanced bilateral relations with trade reaching 62.7 million USD in 2014. She suggested the two countries step up their cooperation in such areas as oil and gas, agriculture, energy and technology.

Expressing positive impressions of the land and people of Vietnam, the Venezuelan President said this is his first official visit to the Southeast Asian nation since he took office.

The guest noted his hope that the two countries’ friendship parliamentarians groups would boost affiliations, thus contributing to forging bilateral relations and legislative ties in particular.-VNA