NA Vice Chairman received First Vice President of Belgian Senate
|Standing Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Tran Thanh Man welcomed First Vice President of the Belgian Senate Andries Gryffroy. (Photo: People's Deputies) |
Standing Vice Chairman Man highly appreciated First Vice President of the Belgian Senate Gryffroy's important contributions to promoting Vietnam-Belgium and Vietnam-EU relations, saying that Vietnam wishes to receive more support from Belgium in promoting stronger and more effective cooperative ties with the union.
He thanked the Belgian government, parliament and people for donating 100,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Vietnam at the toughest time of the COVID-19 pandemic in September 2021.
|NA Standing Vice Chairman Tran Thanh Man and First Vice President of the Belgian Senate Andries Gryffroy at the meeting in Hanoi on November 16, 2022. Photo: People's Deputies)|
The Vice Chairman hoped that Belgian parliamentarians would continue to prompt the Belgian Parliament and parliaments of EU member states to soon ratify the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA), and promote the effective implantation of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), thus creating favourable conditions for Vietnamese goods and agricultural products to enter the EU market.
Vice Chairman Man suggested the two sides enhance cooperation, effectively implement bilateral mechanisms, maintain the exchange of all-level delegations, and closely coordinate at multilateral forums, especially the ASEAN - EU Summit; foster the sharing of experience in law-making, supervision and decision-making.
For his part, First Vice President of the Belgian Senate Gryffroy said he is delighted at the fruitful development in the relationship between the two countries and their legislative bodies in the recent past.
He affirmed that the signing of the EVFTA and EVIPA is important to promoting the bilateral relations, bringing practical benefits to Vietnamese and European people.
|Standing Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Tran Thanh Man and members of the Vietnam-Belgium Friendship Parliamentary Group took photo with First Vice President of the Belgian Senate Andries Gryffroy. (Photo: People's Deputies)|
Agreeing with the Vietnamese Vice Chairman's proposals, First Vice President of the Belgian Senate Gryffroy expressed his hope that the two sides will work closely to promote cooperation and the exchange of delegations between the legislative bodies of the two countries, helping to deepen the Vietnam - Belgium relations.