Vietnam, Haiti parliament heads in talks
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Vietnam, Haiti parliament heads in talks

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National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) and President of the Senate of Haiti Youri Latortue (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and President
of the Senate of Haiti Youri Latortue have agreed to soon establish a bilateral
friendship parliamentary group in order to step up legislative ties between
Vietnam and Haiti.

They
reached the consensus at their talks in Hanoi on June 19, during which the two sides
were also unanimous in enhancing the exchange of high-ranking delegations, commissions
and parliamentarians, and experience sharing. 

The
Vietnamese legislature supports the enhancement of cooperation between the Governments
of Vietnam and Haiti, including in agriculture, said NA Chairwoman Ngan.

She
suggested the two sides implement bilateral or trilateral cooperation to meet
Haiti’s demands, urging them to accelerate the realisation of agricultural cooperation
agreements between Vietnam and Haiti and Colombia.

Ngan
added that Vietnam is willing to share experience in gender equality with
Haiti.

Appreciating
Haiti’s opening an embassy in Hanoi in December 2013, the chief legislator said
the Vietnamese NA backs the Government to open an embassy in Haiti when
conditions are favourable.

She
thanked the Haiti Government for recognising Vietnam’s market economy status
and supporting the country’s bid to become a member of the UN Human Rights
Council for 2014-16 as well as the UN Economic and Social Council for 2016-18.

NA
Chairwoman Ngan asked for Haiti’s continued support for Vietnam in its bid to run
for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council for 2020-21 and the
country’s candidacy for the post of the UNESCO Director General for 2017-21.

She extolled the visit by Haiti Youri Latortue as the first bilateral exchange
between the two countries’ legislative bodies and a start of parliamentary
cooperation, which will contribute to boosting ties between the two countries.

The
Chairwoman briefed Latortue on Vietnam’s development and the NA’s operation,
noting with pleasure the enhanced relationship between the two countries.

Vietnam
has been following Haiti’s development closely and praised its reform
achievements as well as its performance in socio-economic development and
integration, helping improve the country’s role and prestige in the region and
the world at large, she said.

President
of Haiti’s Senate Youri Latortue appreciated the welcome for his delegation and
congratulated Vietnam on its achievements in national construction.

Mentioning
Vietnam as an imitable model, Latortue said Haiti is also undergoing profound
economic reforms.

He
highlighted bilateral cooperation in various areas, including
telecommunications and agriculture, and Vietnam’s support for Haiti in
stabilising its rice prices.

The
Senate President called on Vietnam to provide technical support for Haiti in
agriculture, share its experience, intensify the bilateral affiliation in
telecommunications and pour more investments in the country.

Agreeing
with Latortue’s views, NA Chairman Ngan said bilateral trade still remains
modest, suggesting the two countries beef up their economic and investment ties
through cooperation models between Vietnam’s military-run telecoms group
Viettel and Teleco S.A of Haiti.

During
the talks, the two sides discussed regional and international issues of mutual
concern, including the East Sea matter.

The
two legislative leaders agreed that the issue must be resolved via peaceful
means, including diplomatic and legal processes, in accordance with
international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Also
on June 19, the Haiti delegation visited military-run telecoms group Viettel.

Later
on the day, NA Chairwoman hosted a banquet for Senate President Youri Latortue
and his entourage.-VNA

QBCA

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