National Assembly Vice Chairman Huynh Ngoc Son welcomed a delegation from the Swiss Parliament coming to Vietnam for the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliament Union (IPU-132), in Hanoi on March 27.

Son described the Swiss parliamentarians’ participation in IPU-132 as a gesture of friendship and a source of support to the Vietnamese National Assembly.

Vietnam has always valued multi-dimensional relations with Switzerland and expected to greet more investors from the country, the official said.

He wished that the two law-making bodies will increase the exchange of delegations and the sharing of information about issues of mutual concern as well as supporting each other at international forums.

Pierre-Francois Veillon, head of the Swiss delegation, spoke highly of Vietnam’s preparation for IPU-132 and showed his belief in the success of the event.

He noted that IPU-132 will facilitate linkages among parliaments and parliamentarians in connecting their people.

The IPU, established in 1889, currently has 166 members and 10 associate members and works in close cooperation with the UN, regional inter-parliamentary organisations, and international inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations.-VNA