NDO/VNA – The Vietnam-Laos friendship parliamentarians group convened their first in-person meeting in Hanoi
The Vietnam-Russia Friendship Parliamentarian Group just held a conference to review the group’s 2016-2021 tenure in Hanoi on April 1.
Delegates at the conference to review the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Parliamentarian Group's 2016-2021 tenure. Photo: qdnd.vn
Speaking at the event, Chairman of the National Assembly Committee for Science, Technology and Environment Phan Xuan Dung, who is also Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations and Chairman of the Group, said that the group has contributed to the sound relations between the two nations.
Over the past five years, the friendship parliamentarian groups of the two countries maintained exchanges of delegations, as well as sent messages of congratulations to each other on the occasion of important events in each nation, said Dung.
The Vietnam-Russia Friendship Parliamentarian Group joined hands with the Russia-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarian Group and the Russian Embassy in Vietnam to organise a wide range of activities to mark major celebrations, the Vietnam-Russia Year, the Russia-Vietnam Year, and establishment of diplomatic ties, among others.
At the NA’s sittings, the Group held meetings with NA deputies who spent time studying in Russia, Russian Ambassador to Vietnam and staff at the Russian Embassy to exchange experience, and enhance coordination in internal and external activities, helping foster the friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia, Dung stressed.
In an effort to assist the Russian parliament in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, the Group supported the Russian Embassy in Vietnam with face masks and medical equipment in last April.
In the international context and the good traditional sentiment of the long-standing friendship between Vietnam and the Russia, the close cooperation and coordination between the two Friendship Parliamentary Groups is very necessary.
Dung expressed his hope that in the following NA tenures, the Group will promote its roles to enhance the special ties between Vietnam and Russia, making contributions to maintaining peace, stability and cooperation in the region and the world.
For his part, Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Konstatin Vnukov believes that in the coming time, the Group will continue to promote its role and strengthen the close coordination between the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Parliamentarian Group and the Russia-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarian Group, creating an overall picture of the special relationship between Vietnam and Russia, contributing to maintaining peace, stability, and promoting cooperation and development in the region and around the world.
On the occasion, Ambassador Konstantin Vnukov presented the Friendship insignias to Phan Xuan Dung and Vice Chairman of the Group Nguyen Quoc Hung for their contributions to boosting Vietnam-Russia cooperation./.