Party, State leader welcomes Australian Senate President hinh anh 1Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and President of the Senate of Australia Scott Ryan (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong said he hopes Vietnam and Australia will continue their sound Party ties and create firm political connectivity as a basis to step up their strategic partnership, at his reception in Hanoi on January 22 for President of the Senate of Australia Scott Ryan.

Senate President Scott Ryan, who is on an official visit to Vietnam, informed his host of the good results of his talks with Chairwoman of the Vietnam National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, affirming that the Senate of Australia will continue promoting its role in enhancing cooperation with the Vietnam NA and supporting the strategic partnership between the two countries.

Australia will work closely with Vietnam in maintaining peace, stability, and cooperation in the region as well as in implementing efficiently agreements they joined, like the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), he said.

He expressed his hope to further comprehensive cooperation across the Party, Government, and National Assembly channels and people-to-people relations, especially the exchange of high-level visits, and visits between mass organizations, in the coming time.

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong described the visit by Senate President Scott Ryan as significant in the context that the bilateral relations have entered a new phase of deeper and more comprehensive development following the establishment of the strategic partnership.

He hailed the outcomes of the talks between the Senate President and the NA Chairwoman and suggested the two countries’ law-making bodies continue working together in supervising the implementation of inked agreements and action plans with a view to speeding up cooperation across the board and within ASEAN and regional and global forums.

He asserted that Vietnam will coordinate closely with Australia in implementing CPTPP, seeing it as an important mechanism for the two countries to step up their partnership in economics and trade.-VNA