Vietnam attaches importance and makes every effort to promote the traditional friendship and cooperation with Iran on the ground of the time-honoured traditional relations between the two countries, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung has said.

Hung made the remarks at a reception for visiting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Hanoi on November 10, expressing his belief that the visit will contribute importantly to intensifying the two countries’ cooperation.

Delighted with the fine development of the two parliaments, the NA Chairman suggested that the nations increase delegate exchanges at various levels, especially between commissions to share legislative experiences, as well as raise the role of the Vietnam-Iran Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group in fostering cooperation between the two parliaments.

Ahmadinejad declared the bilateral relations have achieved successes in many fields. The two nations' senior leaders have also reached a consensus on many campaigns for peace and development in the world.

He stressed the determination of Iran in continuing to cultivate multi-lateral ties with Vietnam to take advantage of either side’s strengths.-VNA