MEETING BETWEEN EMBASSY OF VIET NAM AND
THE UKRAINE-VIET NAM PARLIAMENTARY FRIENSHIP ASSOCIATION
On January 15, 2020, Ambassador Nguyen Anh Tuan had a working session with Mr. Bragar Evgeni Vadimovich, Chairman of the Ukraine-Viet Nam Parliamentary Friendship Association at the Ukrainian Parliament headquarter. The Ukrainian-Vietnamese Friendship Parliamentary Association (Term IX) has just been founded by the Ukrainian Parliament in early December 2019 with 8 members, of which, 6 are members of Servant of the People party.
At the meeting, the Ambassador emphasized some milestones in the bilateral relation between the two countries over the years, including politics, trade and investment, education, training and sports areas. The Ambassador reaffirmed that Viet Nam and Ukraine have a long-standing traditional friendship and cooperation. Ukraine has sent many soldiers and experts to help Vietnam during the post-war and then to build and develop the country. The Vietnamese government and people always remember, appreciate that valuable support, and always look forward to developing relationship with Ukraine in all areas. This year 2020, Ambassador Nguyen Anh Tuan hopes that two sides will make efforts to exchange of delegations, including Parliamentary delegates.
Mr. Bragar Evgeni affirmed that Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, is one of the priorities of President Zelensky's foreign policy. For many years, the Vietnamese community in Ukraine has made significant contributions to the economic development of Ukraine. However, due to many reasons, the current scale of bilateral cooperation is still unpropotional to the potential. Therefore, the Ukrainian side is considering a number of solutions, in the near future, to enhance investment cooperation in the fields of tourism, textile and education. Mr. Bragar hopes that two sides can negotiate on visa issurance procedures and open direct flights between the two countries in the year 2020.
On this occasion, the Ambassador also invited the Parliamentary Friendship Association to attend the "President Ho Chi Minh and 30 years of the Ho Chi Minh school (named after President Ho Chi Minh) in Kyiv, Ukraine" Conference held on January 23, 2020.