Vietnam Tightens Parliamentary Ties with Argentina
|At the event. Photo: VNA|
The Argentina-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group made its debut at the Argentine Chamber of Deputies’ headquarters in Buenos Aires on February 7, VNA reported.
Attending the ceremony were Vietnamese Ambassador to Argentina Duong Quoc Thanh, members of the Argentina-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group, coordinators of Friendship Parliamentary Groups in the Chamber of Deputies, representatives of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies, and local press reporters.
The Argentina-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group has 9 members who are deputies from both the ruling coalition Frente de Todos and the opposition Juntos por el Cambio and those who have a lot of sympathy with the history of fighting for national independence in the past, as well as today's national construction and development of Vietnam.
President of the group Maria Rosa Martinez affirmed that it will actively contribute to strengthening political, economic and trade ties as well as cooperation and solidarity between the two countries’ legislative bodies and peoples.
Vietnamese Ambassador Duong Quoc Thanh said that the establishment of the group demonstrates the attention by the Argentine National Congress to promoting cooperation between the two countries. He stressed the significance of this event on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations.
|Vietnamese Ambassador Duong Quoc Thanh (fourth from right) and members of the Argentina-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group. Photo: VNA|
The diplomat pledged to cooperate closely with the group as well as the National Congress in organising more meaningful activities in order to bring the bilateral relationship to a new height.
At the first meeting of the group, Martinez presented the group's orientations of action in the coming time to serve as a bridge contributing to deepening the solidarity, friendship, and cooperation between the two legislative bodies. Its members also contributed ideas to bring the two countries.
They also expressed their wish to exchange experience with Vietnam in socio-economic development, poverty reduction, and sustainable economic growth, as well as in areas in which the two sides can complement each other for mutual development.
Argentina with Cuba and Chile was one of 3 Latin-American countries that established diplomatic relations with Vietnam in 1973. The cooperation between Argentina and Vietnam is developing well for over 50 years as well as in the context of the complicated developments of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Argentina is one of Vietnam’s leading partners in America, with two-way trade surpassing USD 4.5 billion in 2021. The figure represented a year-on-year rise of 14.1%. Of the total, Vietnam’s export value was USD 832 million.
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