The Vietnamese Embassy in Belgium, as rotating Chair of the ASEAN Brussels Committee (ABC) in the second half of the year, successfully hosted a working visit of ambassadors of ASEAN member countries in Belgium to the European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg in France from Oct. 26-27.

Within the framework of the visit, the ASEAN ambassadors paid a courtesy visit to EP President Jerzy Buzek. They also met with EP Deputy President Libor Roucek and the EP delegation for relations with ASEAN countries.

At the meetings, the sides exchanged views on issues of common concern, especially efforts in dealing with the public debt crisis in Europe and ASEAN’s plan to establish an ASEAN Community by 2015.

They also discussed specific measures to further strengthen relations between the national assemblies of ASEAN member countries and the EP.

Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau spoke highly of the fine development in relations between the Vietnamese National Assembly with the EP, suggesting the two sides coordinate closely to prepare for the visit to EP by Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung at the end of this year.

As part of the visit, ASEAN ambassadors attended a plenary session of the EP./.