President greets Mongolian top legislator hinh anh 1President Tran Dai Quang greets Chairman of the Mongolian Parliament Miyegombo Enkhbold in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) President Tran Dai Quang hosted visiting Chairman of the Mongolian Parliament Miyegombo Enkhbold in Hanoi on January 22.

The State leader lauded the Mongolian top legislator’s visit to Vietnam and attendance at the 26th Asia-Pacific Parliament Forum (APPF-26) which took place in Hanoi from January 18-21, expressing his belief that the visit will contribute to strengthening and fostering friendship and traditional cooperation between the two countries.

He also expressed his pleasure at the growing Vietnam-Mongolia ties over the past years, including cooperation between the two parliaments.

The State leader underscored that Vietnamese people always keep in their mind the support that Mongolian people gave to the country during the past struggle for national independence.

Vietnam is delighted at the socio-economic and diplomatic achievements that Mongolia has made over the past years. Mongolia has been active in promoting multilateral cooperation mechanisms by successfully organising the 11th ASEM Summit in Ulaanbaatar in July 2016, he noted.

He took the occasion to convey his invitation to visit Vietnam to Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga.

For his part, Chairman of the Mongolian Parliament Miyegombo Enkhbold congratulated Vietnam on its successful organisation of the APPF-26

He affirmed that Vietnam is an important partner of Mongolia in the Southeast Asian region, adding that his country hopes to expand affiliation with Vietnam in all fields.

Briefing his host on his talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Enkhbold said that the two sides agreed to bolster political, economic, trade cooperation as well as people-to-people contact by organising Vietnamese Culture Days in Mongolia and Mongolian Days in Vietnam to celebrate the 65th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties in 2019.

President Quang spoke of the orientations for the growth of the Vietnam-Mongolia relations sketched out by the two parliament leaders, stressing the need to increase delegation exchanges and cooperation among localities.

He asked the two sides to coordinate closely to hold the Vietnamese Culture Days in Mongolia and Mongolian Culture Days in Vietnam, while seeking measures to facilitate trade, tourism and business collaboration.

He thanked Mongolia for supporting Vietnam at regional and international forums, while asking Mongolia to support Vietnam’s candidacy for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council.

He pledged that Vietnam is willing to share its experience in integration, and to help connect Mongolia and ASEAN countries.

Enkhbold affirmed Mongolia’s back for Vietnam’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council. He also asked for Vietnam’s help in expanding relations with ASEAN.-VNA