On December 1, the delegation was received by President of the People's National Assembly (lower house) of Algeria Ibrahim Boughali who affirmed that the visit is an important milestone in relations between the two nations.

N.A. Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Hai (left) and President of the People's National Assembly of Algeria Ibrahim Boughali.

Boughali said that the two countries have many similar views on a number of issues in the international arena, wishing them to continue to supporting each other at international forums.

Regarding trade, he stated that their economic cooperation is still not commensurate with the potential as well as the political relationship between the two countries and needs to be expanded on all channels, in which parliamentary diplomacy is a new direction to promote development.

Algeria hopes that the two sides can expand collaboration in the fields of energy, agriculture and biomedicine, and called on Vietnamese businesses to invest in the country, he added.

N.A. Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Hai said that Vietnam in general and its National Assembly in particular always attach great importance to promoting relations with traditional friends in Africa, in which Algeria is one of its leading partners.

To promote bilateral cooperation, he suggested the two sides continue to step up the exchange of delegations at all levels, promoting the role of the two legislative bodies in boosting collaboration between the two countries, while making parliamentary cooperation an important channel in implementing each country's foreign policies.

He took this occasion to convey N.A. Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue’s invitations to President of the Council of the Nation (upper house) Salah Goudjil and President of the People's National Assembly (lower house) Ibrahim Boughali to pay official visits to Vietnam.

Within the framework of his visit, N.A. Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Hai had meetings with the chairpersons of the foreign affairs committee, the economic committee, and the chairperson of the Algeria-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group of the People's National Assembly; and worked with the Algerian Minister of Energy and Mines, and the chairman of the Algerian national oil company Sonatrach.

Source: VNA