Vietnam, Tanzania target stronger legislative ties hinh anh 1President Truong Tan Sang (R) and Speaker of Tanzania’s National Assembly Job Ndugai (Source: VNA)
Dodoma (VNA) – Vietnam’s President Truong Tan Sang and Speaker of Tanzania’s National Assembly Job Ndugai have consented to back the enhancement of legislative ties between the two countries.

During their meeting in Dar Es Salaam city on March 10, President Truong Tan Sang congratulated Job Ndugai on his election as Tanzania’s NA Speaker.

The Vietnamese leader expressed his belief that the chief legislator will make constructive contributions to further enhancing the friendship and traditional cooperation between the two countries.

The guest used the occasion to extend his congratulations to the Revolutionary Party of Tanzania over its successes, which, he said, demonstrate Tanzanian people’s confidence in the Party’s leadership over the past half century as well as during the present cause of socio-economic development.

President Truong Tan Sang informed the Speaker about outcomes of his talks with President John Magufuli, during which the two sides agreed to focus their collaboration in agriculture, telecommunications and trade.

Job Ndugai affirmed that Tanzania always regards Vietnam as a close partner and voiced his hope for improved legislative ties through delegation exchanges.

President Truong Tan Sang conveyed Vietnamese NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung’s invitation to the Tanzanian top legislator to visit Vietnam at an early date. The Speaker accepted the invitation with pleasure.

While in Tanzania, the President visited the Vietnamese Embassy’s staff in the East African country.

Hailing the diplomats for their efforts to promote bilateral ties, the leader suggested them studying potential and strengths of Tanzania and other East African countries in order to help Vietnamese businesses expand their operation abroad, and vice versa.

Along with economic links, they should also help with information on potential collaboration in education, health care and national defence industry, he said.

He urged the staff to partner with Tanzanian ministries and agencies to accelerate the signing of trade agreements and prepare for the upcoming meeting of the two countries’ Inter-governmental Committee as well as the opening of the Tanzanian Embassy in Vietnam.

Tanzania is the first leg of President Truong Tan Sang’s African and Middle East tour from March 9-15.-VNA