Iranian Speaker Underlines Expansion of Parliamentary Ties with Vietnam

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in a meeting with Chairman of the Vietnamese Parliament’s Defense and National Security Commission Nguyen Kim Xua underscored expansion of bilateral ties and cooperation between the two states.

During the meeting in Tehran on Tuesday, Larijani said, “There are proper potentials for the enhancement of mutual cooperation between Islamic Republic of Iran and Vietnam.”

Nguyen, for his part, said that there are good potentials in Vietnam’s economic and agricultural sectors which can be used for the reinforcement of mutual cooperation between the two countries.

The Vietnamese legislator, who is in Tehran at the head of a senior parliamentary delegation, arrived in Iran on Sunday to explore avenues for the further expansion of mutual cooperation with the Islamic Republic in meetings with high-ranking Iranian officials.

Yesterday, Nguyen met with Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi, where both sides reiterated the expansion of bilateral parliamentary relations.

“The Iranian parliament supports exchange of experiences and expansion of mutual cooperation in different fields,” Boroujerdi said at the meeting in Tehran.

He noted that the Iranian nation and government have a positive view of the Vietnamese people and government, which he said provides a good backup for the further expansion of friendly mutual cooperation.

Meantime, Boroujerdi lauded the Vietnamese people for their resistance and struggles against the US aggressions.

“Independent and freedom-seeking nations will never forget the heroic struggles of the Vietnamese nation against the US,” he said.

The Vietnamese parliamentarian, for his part, said that the main purpose for his visit to Iran is enhancement of parliamentary ties, specially between the two commissions.

He expressed the hope that during his visit to Iran, he would become closely familiar with the Iranian parliament’s valuable experiences in legislation, specially with regard to national security issues.

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