At the meeting

Cuong said he was very impressed with the beauty and peacefulness of Bulgaria as well as friendly and hospitable Bulgarian people.

He said that Vietnam attaches great importance to relations with European countries, including traditional friends like Bulgaria, and always remembers the support that Bulgaria has given Vietnam.

For her part, Karaslavova expressed her pleasure at the positive development of partnership between the two N.A.s over the years, including cooperation between the Vietnamese N.A. Office and the Bulgarian N.A. Secretariat. There are many areas where the two agencies can learn from each other, she said.

Agreeing with Karaslavova, Cuong said that the N.A. Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue’s visit is the first paid by a top Vietnamese legislator after 15 years, and expressed his belief that the visit will be an important milestone in the relations between the two countries and their parliaments.

During this visit, the top legislators of the two countries will sign a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation between the two legislatures, which includes updated contents to suit the current situation.

Cuong and Karaslavova are also scheduled to sign an MoU, enabling their agencies to share experience and better perform their tasks.

At the working session, the two sides discussed specific cooperation areas after the signing of the MoUs. They pledged to work hard together to effectively realize the outcomes of N.A. Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue’s visit as well as the MoU between the two N.A.s.

Cuong also took the occasion to invite Karaslavova to visit Vietnam.

Source: VNA