PM Pham Minh Chinh meets with Speaker of Singaporean Parliament hinh anh 1PM Pham Minh Chinh (R) and Speaker of the Singaporean Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin at their meeting in the city state on February 9 (Photo: VNA)
Singapore (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Speaker of the Singaporean Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin both voiced their hope for increasingly close-knit, substantive, and fruitful ties between the two countries at their meeting on February 9.

The event was part of the Vietnamese PM’s ongoing official visit to the city state.

The two leaders expressed their delight at the fast and extensive development of their countries’ relations, including the thriving cooperation between the two legislative bodies.

They agreed on the need to enhance collaboration and sharing of experience in institutional building so as to help boost mutual understanding and exchange between the two peoples, especially the younger generations.

PM Chinh called for Singapore’s continued assistance for Vietnam in the fields it is strong at such as the digital economy, digital transformation, innovation, startups, development of technology incubators, and education - training.

He also asked Singapore to create favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community in the country.

Speaker Tan highly valued Vietnamese leaders’ decisiveness and vision during the national development process and the promotion of new areas like clean energy and sustainable development.

The Parliament of Singapore will support the initiatives and agreements that the two Governments are implementing in all aspects, he affirmed.

At the meeting, the two sides also discussed regional and international issues of shared concern.

The host leader held that Vietnam holds a highly important role in maintaining the solidarity and promoting the centrality of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

He agreed that the legislatures in the two countries will keep close cooperation at the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF), and other parliamentary organisations, thereby helping maintain ASEAN’s solidarity and common stance on strategic issues related to regional peace and stability, including the East Sea issue./.