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12 Sep 2018

Belarus shows interest in closer parliamentary cooperation with Vietnam

Belarus shows interest in closer parliamentary cooperation with Vietnam

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MINSK, 12 September (BelTA) – Belarus is interested in intensifying parliamentary cooperation with Vietnam, Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich said as he met with outgoing Vietnam’s Ambassador to Belarus Le Anh on 12 September, BelTA learned from the press service of the Council of the Republic.

Mikhail Myasnikovich emphasized the ambassador's personal contribution to strengthening trade, economic and humanitarian ties between the two countries. Special attention was attached to the development of inter-parliamentary contacts. “Belarus is interested in intensifying parliamentary cooperation with Vietnam. The bilateral potential is still hugely untapped,” the chairman of the Council of the Republic said.

Speaking about trade and economic cooperation, he stressed that there should be more joint Belarusian-Vietnamese projects.

Le Anh, for his part, took note of the most promising areas of interaction. Among them are mechanical engineering, transport and logistics, agro-industrial complex, information and communication technologies, chemical industry, education, and tourism. Vietnam is interested in training IT personnel in Belarus. “Your country is widely known for its IT achievements. We are interested in developing cooperation in the sector,” the ambassador said.

The parties also discussed the possibility of increasing supplies of Belarusian food products to the Vietnamese market. The ambassador suggested considering Belarus’ possible participation in the metro construction in Vietnam.

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