Chairman Hue told his host Vietnam gives high priority to strengthening ties with New Zealand.

Rurawhe described Vietnam as a favourite destination for New Zealand people, with about 40,000 arrivals to the country each year before the pandemic.

The two sides agreed on the need to further strengthen economic-trade-investment cooperation, making it a driving force for development of bilateral ties.

Apart from traditional cooperation fields of education-training, tourism, they urged expanding joint work into new and promising areas such as digital transformation, energy transition and climate change.

Host and guest agreed to build a cooperation agreement between the two legislatures to create a legal framework for their ties, continue facilitating the exchange of delegations to share experience on legislation and personnel training, especially English language training, among their committees and offices./.