VGP – Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim
Ngan received visiting Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Ha Noi on
Top legislator Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan welcomes Australian
Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Ha Noi on August 23, 2019.
Top legislator Ngan spoke highly of the official visit
to Viet Nam by Morrison, underlining that the visit would help deepen the
strategic partnership between Viet Nam and Australia in a substantial manner
The Legislature always supports strong relations with
Australia - a partner that has played an increasingly important role and
position in the Asia-Pacific region and the world, Ngan said.
She extended thanks to the Australian Parliament for
having supported the Vietnamese National Assembly to organize parliamentary
events, including the 26th annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary
Forum (APPF-26) in January last year.
Morrison said Viet Nam and Australia share joint vision
towards peace, development and prosperity for their citizens.
He said Australia will continue support and assistance
for Viet Nam in the talks process of a Code of Conduct in the East Sea between
ASEAN and China, and in ensuring the rule of law in the East Sea.
The same day, Vice State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh
met with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Thinh highly valued the two countries’ efforts in
maintaining regular exchange of visits, wishing that Australia will continue
close coordination with Viet Nam as the Southeast Asian country will take over
ASEAN Chairmanship role and UNSC non-permanent membership in 2020./.