NA leader's European trip leaves hallmarks of parliamentary, vaccine diplomacy

Monday, 2021-09-13 11:20:37
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National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA - With more than 70 activities over the course of only five days, the European trip of National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue has demonstrated the activeness and responsibility of the NA, while contributing to enhancing the position of Vietnam in the world arena.

Speaking to the media on the freshly-ended visit, NA General Secretary and Chairman of the NA Office Bui Van Cuong underlined the outcomes of the visit in various aspects of political, economic, vaccine and cultural diplomacy.

According to Cuong, meetings held within the visit contributed to fostering and enhancing both the overall external relations and the parliamentary ties between Vietnam and other countries.

The meetings helped urge EU countries to accelerate the consideration and ratification of the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). They also resulted in the signing of agreements on production of SARS-CoV-2 test kits and vaccines in Vietnam.

According to Chairman of the NA Committee for External Relations Vu Hai Ha, the NA leader’s activities at the European Parliament, the European Council and Belgium as well as his official visit to Finland contributed to deepening the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and the foreign partners in various fields.

The visit is expected to further boost the existing relations with the partners, he said, noting that at the meetings, all countries expressed hope that through the parliamentary diplomacy channel, the Vietnam-EU comprehensive partnership will be strengthened.