VietNamNet Bridge – On February 20, National Assembly (NA) Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung received Iranian Ambassador Seyed Javad Ghavam Shahidi and President of the Wallonie-Bruxelles Parliament of the French-speaking Community, Jean-Charles Luperto.
At a reception for the Iranian ambassador, who paid a farewell visit before ending his term in Vietnam, NA Chairman Hung praised Ambassador Shahidi’s efforts and contributions to strengthening the solidarity and multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and Iran.
NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung and President of the Wallonie-Bruxelles Parliament of the French-speaking Community, Jean-Charles Luperto.
Vietnam and Iran have favourable geographical positions and great potential for strong economic development which will provide impetus for both countries to boost cooperation, Mr Hung said.
He said he hopes thatAmbassador Shahidi, in any position, will always act as a bridge of friendship to promote cooperative relations between Vietnam and Iran.
Mr Hung also proposed that the two countries enhance cooperation in economic, trade and investment, especially in people to people diplomacy, to prepare for the 40 th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-Iran diplomatic ties.
The Iranian diplomat said he is very impressed by Vietnam’s achievements in its process of national construction and socio-economic development.
Vietnamese and Iranian legislative bodies should develop their relationship to improve substantial and effective cooperation, said Ambassador Shahidi.
*** At the meeting with President of the Wallonie-Bruxelles Parliament of the French-speaking Community, Jean-Charles Luperto, Chairman Hung said the ties of friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Belgium are developing well in various fields, adding that the two sides should strengthen their relationships for further mutual benefit.
Mr Luperto said the Wallonie-Bruxelles Parliament always supports strengthening its relationship with Vietnam, considering it a priority in Belgium’s external relations.
With its strength in education and culture, the Wallonie-Bruxelles Parliament of the French-speaking Community is keen to boost cooperation with Vietnam in these fields.
In the context of the current global economic difficulties, it is essential to enhance cooperation between the Vietnamese NA and the Wallonie-Bruxelles Parliament, as well as between the two countries, in order to share and maintain the development of both sides, Mr Luperto added.