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Vietnam treasures sound traditional friendship with Kazakhstan: vice president

Vietnam always treasures the sound traditional friendship with Kazakhstan, affirmed Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan at a meeting with Chairman of the Senate of the Kazakh Parliament Maulen Ashimbayev in Kazakhstan on October 12.

On the day, Xuan began her trip to the country to attend the sixth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) and conduct a number of bilateral activities.

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Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan and Chairman of the Senate of the Kazakh Parliament Maulen Ashimbayev.

At her meeting with Ashimbayev, the Vietnamese official expressed her delight at progress recorded in political ties between the nations via maintaining exchanges of their State and parliament delegations.

She conveyed to her host an invitation to visit Vietnam from Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.

Lauding tight and effective collaboration between the two parliaments, the officials agreed to further the ties via boosting the exchange of delegations and experiences on legislative works and coordinating in monitoring and promoting the effective implementation of bilateral agreements.

Xuan suggested the countries capitalise on opportunities brought about by the free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU - including Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) as well as on an official direct air route expected to be launched soon.

Discussing regional and international issues of mutual concern, they agreed that all disputes and conflicts must be resolved by peaceful means on the basis of international law.

Also on October 12, Xuan received Ambassador Kairat Sarybay, Executive Director of the CICA Secretariat; and Meenakashi Lekhi, Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and for Culture.

Hosting Sarybay, Xuan lauded CICA’s efforts for peace, stability, and prosperity over the past three decades.

She said she hopes CICA will continue to uphold its credo, aims, and operating principles; and support the positions of ASEAN and Vietnam in order to ensure peace, security, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight, and to settle disputes by peaceful measures on the basis of respecting the UN Charter and international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

The Vice President stated that Vietnam will continue to make active and responsible contributions to CICA operations.

For his part, Sarybay hailed Vietnam’s contributions at CICA and wished Vietnam and other ASEAN member states to back the formation of a partnership between the secretariats of CICA and ASEAN.

Meeting with Xuan, Lekhi, who heads the Indian delegation to the summit, affirmed her wish to further strengthen the Vietnam-India comprehensive strategic partnership and recommended the sides increase their collaboration in trade-investment, clean energy development, economy, people and cultural exchanges; and tourism, particularly in the post-pandemic period.

Echoing the view, Xuan stated Vietnam attaches importance to the bilateral partnership, proposing the increase of delegation exchange and programmes in economy, trade, tourism, and culture and the facilitation of goods transactions between the two markets.

On the day, the Vietnamese official also met the liaison committee of the Kazakhstan-Vietnam Friendship Association; attended a ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of the Vietnam-Kazakhstan diplomatic relations; an event opening Vietjet Air’s direct air route between Cam Ranh of Vietnam and Almaty of Kazakhstan.

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Source: VNA

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