National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the meeting (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has emphasised the responsibilities of parliaments of Eurasian countries in urging regional governments to set up economic links and promote multilateral trade, contributing to growth in each country and region, said Nguyen Van Giau, Chairman of the NA’s Committee for External Relations.

Giau told the press following the top legislator’s trip to attend the third Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries' Parliaments (MSEAP 3) and her official visit to Turkey from October 7-12 that in her speech delivered at the meeting, Ngan also called for joint efforts against climate change and appealed to developed countries to help developing ones enhance their self-defence capacity against adverse impacts of climate change.

Of note, the Vietnamese delegation participated in drafting the joint statement of the meeting, the official said, adding that Vietnam’s contributions to the document were strongly recognised and supported by the member countries.

Particularly, she proposed that that all disputes, including the East Sea issue, should be handled by peaceful measures and in line with international law.

Within the framework of MSEAP 3, Ngan met with Chairman of the State Duma of Russia Vyacheslav Volodin, Speaker of the Republic of Korea’s National Assembly Moon Hee-sang, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko, and Chairman of the Mazhilis (lower house) of the parliament of Kazakhstan Nurlan Z. Nigmatulin.

Giau said through the bilateral meetings, foreign legislative leaders expressed their wish to foster relations with Vietnam, and they raised many new proposals for the cooperation.

Regarding Ngan’s official visit to Turkey, the official said Turkish leaders highly appreciated and considered Vietnam an important partner of Turkey in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Turkish side described Ngan’s visit as a hallmark as this is the highest-level visit by a Vietnamese leader to Turkey since the two countries established their diplomatic ties 40 years.

Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Binali Yildirim expressed his wish to lift the relations between Vietnam and Turkey to a new high and beef up the bilateral legislative ties.

He revealed that between now and the end of the year, Turkey will send a parliamentary friendship group of the Turkish Grand National Assembly on a working visit to Vietnam.

NA Chairwoman Ngan’s trip to Turkey came to a successful end, clearly showing Vietnam’s standpoint of wishing to be a sincere friend and a reliable partner of countries around the world, while strengthening the effective cooperation between the Vietnamese NA and other parliaments in the region, Giau said.-VNA