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Top legislator hails relations with Egypt
Sep 07 2017

Vietnam treasures and wishes to promote the friendship and multi-faceted cooperation with Egypt, especially in politics-diplomacy, culture, sports, tourism, and education-training, said National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

At a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Hanoi on September 7, the top legislator noted with pleasure the bilateral relationship, which is thriving across fields. 

Vietnamese people always keep in mind the warm sentiment and 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 side by side with Vietnamese people during the fiercest time of the war in 1967. 

For his part, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi briefed the host on outcomes of his talks with President Tran Dai Quang, during which the two sides agreed on measures to enhance bilateral collaboration in various areas and signed many cooperation documents. 

As the first Egyptian President to visit Vietnam, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said his visit demonstrates Egypt’s determination to deepen the traditional friendship and cooperation with Vietnam, expressing his belief that the visit will contribute to boosting the bilateral ties in the time ahead. 

Talking about the role of 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 the traditional culture and maintaining national peace, stability and development, he said, noting that Egyptian women have created a momentum for social progress. 

Host and guest shared the view that parliament is a significant channel to advance the bilateral ties, and agreed to support the two legislative bodies to step up their cooperation, both bilaterally and multilaterally, in order to exchange law making experience, increase their supervisory role and accelerate the implementation of agreements reached by the two countries. 

Ngan told her guest that the Vietnam National Assembly has established the Vietnam-Egypt Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group and suggested the Egypt side soon form the Egypt-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group to connect the two legislative bodies.-VNA