NA president meets head of Indian house, suggests stronger high-level ties

VIETNAM, April 19 –

National Assembly Speaker Vương Đình Huệ meets Indian Lower House Speaker Om Birla in Hà Nội on Tuesday as the Indian leader begins his three-day visit to Việt Nam. Photo VNA/VNS Doãn Tấn

HÀ NỘI — Speaker of the National Assembly (NA) Vương Đình Huệ met with Indian lower house speaker Om Birla on Tuesday as the Indian official began his three-day visit to Việt Nam.

The meeting took place at the NA building in Hà Nội with the participation of high-level delegations from both countries.

NA President Huệ said he greatly appreciates the visit of Birla and the Indian Parliament delegation, especially as India and Việt Nam prepare to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their relations diplomatic.

He was pleased to see that the Việt Nam-India comprehensive strategic partnership is developing well in all areas and despite the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the two countries have always maintained and strengthened important cooperation mechanisms. , and coordinated to implement the 2021 -23 Program of Action to take their bilateral relations to a higher and more effective level.

The April 15 telephone conversation between Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was above all an important high-level connection, which demonstrated strong political trust between the two countries.

Birla’s visit would also be an important step to strengthen this bond, Huệ said.

Indian Lower House Speaker Om Birla thanked Vietnam’s NA President for his warm welcome.

Reminding Huệ of his official visit to India in December 2021, Birla stressed that this visit is of great significance for strengthening their comprehensive strategic partnership.

They discussed strengthening the cooperation of the National Assembly in many areas such as social security, solving people-related issues and increasing contribution to promoting cooperation between the two countries, the Indian official said. .

NA President Huệ said that through the 2021 visit, the high-ranking Vietnamese delegation had the opportunity to understand the close ties Indian leaders have with the Vietnamese people and President Hồ Chí Minh.

The two countries have a long-standing traditional relationship, which has been constantly cultivated by generations of leaders and people, he said.

Huệ added that he believes that strengthening cooperation between the two legislative bodies will enhance the comprehensive strategic partnership, which will help ensure peace, stability, cooperation and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and the world. .

The two leaders also discussed major plans for their respective countries.

India was aiming to become a world leader in many sectors and fields in 2047, on the 100th anniversary of the country’s Independence Day, Birla said. He praised Việt Nam for its goal of becoming a high-income developed country by 2045.

Noting that the two countries have many similar development goals, Birla suggested strengthening cooperation in trade, investment, science and technology, services and digital transformation, while creating more business relations, and transforming information technology and service industries into an area of ​​strategic cooperation. .

Later in the day, the Indian leader also paid courtesy visits to President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính. VNS

President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has a meeting with the Indian lower house Om Birla at the presidential palace in Hà Nội. Photo VNA/VNS Thống Nhất

Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính meets the leader of the Indian house. Photo VNA/VNS Dương Giang

Christina A. Kroll