National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (L) arrives at Minsk International Airport on Thursday morning (local time). — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
MINSK — National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân and her entourage arrived at Minsk International Airport yesterday morning, beginning a three-day official visit to Belarus.
The trip is made at the invitation of Chairman of the Council of the Republic Mikhail Myasnikovich and Chairman of the House of Representatives of the NA of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko.
Welcoming the Vietnamese delegation at the airport were Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Republic Isachenko Anatoly Mikhailovich, other officials of the Council, and Vietnamese Ambassador to Belarus Phạm Hải.
The first official trip to Belarus by Chairwoman Ngân aims to enhance the traditional friendship and multifaceted cooperation between the two countries and push ahead with the implementation of cooperation agreements between the two parliaments.
In 2019, the two countries’ relations have enjoyed strong developments with cooperation enhanced in all spheres.
In politics, Việt Nam and Belarus have cooperated closely and supported each other at the United Nations, the Non-Aligned Movement and many other international forums and organisations.
In the economic field, bilateral trade has grown well, from US$107.15 million in 2014 to $153.4 million in just the first nine months of 2019. Trade revenue is expected to reach $200 million this year after standing at around $100 million USD for many years.
Bilateral collaboration has also been fruitful in many other fields such as education-training, tourism, culture, science-technology, labour, and people-to-people exchange.—VNS