Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai and Doris Leuthhard, Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Environment, Energy, Transport and Communications ( Image: VNA )
The Swiss parliament will increase experience sharing in operations of the two legislative bodies, especially at committee level and parliamentarians’ groups, Jean Rene Germanier told Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai in Bern on September 14 during the latter’s official visit to Switzerland occasioned by the 40th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.
Deputy PM Hai said Vietnam always attaches importance to boosting traditional friendship and co-operation with Switzerland, particularly the co-operation between the two parliaments.
He took this opportunity to convey National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung’s invitation to Jean Rene Germanier to visit Vietnam. The Swiss MP accepted the invitation with pleasure. The visit will be arranged through diplomatic channels.
The same day, Deputy PM Hai met with Doris Leuthhard, Head of the Federal Department of Environment, Energy, Transport and Communications, discussing measures to enhance management and effective use of energy as well as environmental protection in Vietnam’s current economic circumstances.
The Minister committed to promote further co-operation with Vietnam in the fields of her charge.
Deputy PM Hai also met with the Switzerland-Vietnam Friendship Association on September 14.