HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam treasures and wishes to promote friendship co-operation with Egypt, especially in politics-diplomacy, culture, sports, tourism, and education-training, said National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân.
At a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Hà Nội on Thursday, the top legislator noted that bilateral ties are thriving.
Vietnamese people remember the support of Egyptian people during the struggle for national liberation, the NA Chairwoman said, recalling how Gamal Eldin Omar, Counsellor and Charge d’affaires of the Egyptian Embassy, stood alongside Vietnamese people during the fiercest time of the war in 1967.
For his part, President el-Sisi briefed the host on outcomes of his talks with President Trần Đại Quang, during which the two sides agreed on measures to enhance bilateral collaboration and signed co-operation documents.
As the first Egyptian President to visit Việt Nam, el-Sisi said his visit demonstrates Egypt’s determination to deepen friendship with Việt Nam, expressing his belief that the visit will contribute to boosting bilateral ties.
On female parliamentarians, President el-Sisi said there are approximately 90 women among 600 members of the Egyptian parliament.
Egyptian women have played an important role in protecting traditional culture and maintaining peace, stability and development, he said, noting that Egyptian women have created momentum for social progress.
Host and guest agreed that parliament is a significant channel to advance bilateral ties, and agreed to help the two legislative bodies step up co-operation in order to exchange law making experience, increase their supervisory role and accelerate the implementation of agreements reached by the two countries.
Ngân told her guest that Việt Nam’s National Assembly established the Việt Nam-Egypt Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group and suggested Egypt soon form a similar group to connect the two legislative bodies.