Vietnam, Côte d’Ivoire enhance legislative ties

President of Côte d’Ivoire's National Assembly Adama Bictogo is paying an official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue expressed belief that the visit by President of Côte d’Ivoire’s National Assembly Adama Bictogo will contribute to strengthening cooperation between the two countries and the two legislatures.

This is the highest-level delegation and Bictogo is the first President of the Côte d’Ivoire National Assembly to visit Vietnam in 48 years.

Bictogo proposed the two legislatures play a driving role in further leveraging advantages in various area.

He called for Vietnam’s assistance in vocational training for Côte d’Ivoire young people, particularly in information technology, mechanical engineering and electronics.

The top legislator of Vietnam said Vietnam is ready to act as a bridge for Côte d’Ivoire’s goods to penetrate the ASEAN and Asian markets.

He said Côte d’Ivoire should expand the imports of products of Vietnam’s strength such as seafood, footwear, and household appliances.

Following the talks, the two leaders signed a MoU on cooperation between the two National Assemblies.

At the press conference, Bictogo said for Côte d'Ivoire, Vietnam is an important partner and the "key" to enhancing its relations with ASEAN.

Côte d'Ivoire is ready to serve as a bridge to help Vietnam strengthen its relations with the West African region in particular and Africa as a whole./.