NA Chairman’s US visit opens up new prospects

(VOVworld) - National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung’s freshly-ended visit to the US has opened up new prospects in the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership, especially between the two legislatures. Head of the National Assembly (NA)’s Commission for External Relations, Tran Van Hang, briefed on the outcomes of the two-week US visit from August 29 by Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency.

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National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung and US senator Patrick Leahy. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA

As the fourth keynote speaker at the fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament running from August 31-September 2 in New York, Chairman Hung reflected on Vietnam’s preparations to realize the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as well as the Hanoi Declaration adopted by the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132) Assembly in the capital city. During the event, Vietnam once again conveyed its intention to befriend countries worldwide as a trustworthy partner and active member of the international community. Parliamentary speakers were impressed by the IPU-132 and Vietnam’s hospitality during the event, Hang said, adding that the Hanoi Declaration will be submitted to the United Nations Summit later this month, specifying initiatives to fulfill UN sustainable development goals beyond 2015.

The visit aimed to step up the progress of common perceptions and consensus reached by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Barack Obama while elevating ties between the two legislatures. Vietnam and the US share the goal of joint collaboration towards prosperity, peace and security in the region and the world for the benefit of the two peoples. In face-to-face meetings, Vietnamese and US political representatives shared key matters involving the strengthening of mutual trust, regional and global developments of shared interest, including maritime security and safety, anti-terrorism and climate change response. On the East Sea issue, the US expressed its support for Vietnam’s position on the settlement of disputes at sea, saying they must be addressed by peaceful means and in line with international law.