News ID: 213334
Published: 0221 GMT April 16, 2018

Vietnam calls for promoting trade ties with Iran

Vietnam calls for promoting trade ties with Iran

Vietnam's National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan called for closer coordination between Iran and Vietnam to lift bilateral trade to $2 billion.

She made the comments during talks with Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani following a welcome ceremony in Hanoi on April 16, reported.

She hoped that Larijani's visit will contribute to consolidating traditional friendship and cooperation between the two nations.

She also expected to receive Iran's diplomatic note supporting Vietnam's run for a seat in the United Nations Security Council for 2020-2021.

Ngan lauded the effective implementation of the Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which she said, has facilitated socio-economic development of Iran.

Larijani congratulated the Vietnamese National Assembly on successfully holding the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum. He said he believed that the two countries will achieve the trade target, adding that Iran can assist Vietnam in the field of oil and gas, and wants to learn from Vietnam's experience in agriculture.

The Iranian parliament speaker proposed boosting ties in potential fields such as pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, bank connectivity, tourism-culture, film, television, and exchange of lecturers and students. He said while the two sides had operated several chartered flights, they need to consider launching direct flights to step up economic, trade and tourism development.

Regarding parliamentary ties, Chairwoman Ngan affirmed that parliamentary relations are an important channel in Vietnam's foreign policy. She hoped that the two parliaments will bolster exchange of delegations at all levels, especially between specialized committees to share legislative and supervisory experience.

The two also agreed to bolster supervising and push the effective implementation of the signed agreements, including the deals reached by the countries' inter-governmental committee.


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