02/07/2015 09:53 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Mongolian Parliament seeks closer ties with Vietnam

Ulan Bator, July 1 (VNA) – Vice Speaker of the Mongolian Parliament M.Enkhbold has expressed his desire to develop ties with Vietnam across economics, trade, investment, national defence, security and at multilateral forums in the region and the world.

At his talks with visiting Vice Chairman of National Assembly Huynh Ngoc Son on July 1, M. Enkhbold suggested the two legislatures help with preparations for the 16th meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee this year in Mongolia and provide support for the two business communities.

He also spoke highly of the success of the 132 nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly that took place in Hanoi last March which he said raised Vietnam’s stature in the global scene.

Son, who is visiting Mongolia from July 1-4, called for all-level visits and experience sharing within multilateral activities and international forums to be maintained.

Both sides concurred that the two legislatures have nurtured bilateral ties over the past time and the cooperation agreements signed in December 2010 and March 2015 have created a legal framework for them to deepen two-way links.

The deputy speaker accepted his guest’s invitation to visit Vietnam.

In another meeting with the Vietnamese guest, Speaker of the Mongolian parliament Z. Enkhbold expressed hope that Vietnam would back Mongolia’s participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, its development of ties with ASEAN member states, and bids for a seat in the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2016-2018 tenure and to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2023-2024 term.

During the visit, NA Vice Chairman Huynh Ngoc Son is to meet with Secretary General of the National Security Council Ts Enkhtuvshin and Minister of Defence Ts.Tsolmon.