National Assembly Chairman Completes Official Trips to Cuba, Argentina, and Uruguay

On April 29 night, National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue returned to Hanoi after a successful official visit to three Latin American countries.

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National Assembly Chairman Concludes Official Visits to Cuba, Argentina, Uruguay
NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue concludes official visits to Cuba, Argentina, Uruguay. (Photo: VNA)

The visits, from April 18-28, were made at the invitation of Esteban Lazo Hernández, President of the National Assembly of People’s Power of Cuba, Cecilia Moreau, President of the Chamber of Deputies of Argentina, and Beatriz Argimón Cedeira, Speaker of the Senate of Uruguay.

The trip featured nearly eighty activities of the Vietnamese top legislator, some forty of ministries, agencies, and localities, and roughly thirty cooperation agreements at both central and local levels, signed.

The content yielded positive, comprehensive results across all channels of Party, legislative, governmental, and people-to-people exchange, as well as all pillars of relationships, creating new opportunities for Vietnam and its partners to develop effective, comprehensive, and mutually beneficial cooperation.

The trip was a great success, as it helped increase political trust, opening up new opportunities to strengthen effective, substantive, mutually beneficial cooperation between Vietnam and the three countries, Vietnam and the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), Southeast Asia and Latin America, and within multinational forums such as South-South cooperation.

During talks and meetings, leaders of countries around the world highly praised Vietnam’s increasing role and position in the region and the world. The Cuban side expressed their desire to continue to strengthen their special relationship with Vietnam, while Argentine leaders affirmed that Vietnam is a strategic partner for Argentina. Furthermore, the Uruguayan side declared that they view Vietnam as an essential partner in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as a bridge to connect Uruguay with Southeast Asia.

The three countries all wished to collaborate with Vietnam in international and regional forums to address current global issues, such as sustaining peace and stability, adhering to international law, resolving conflicts through dialogue, guaranteeing food security, energy security, health security, and taking action against climate change.

The trip was also an opportunity for the top Vietnamese legislator to exchange and convey messages about Vietnam’s stance on a number of regional and international issues of mutual concern.

During the tour, National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue signed several cooperation documents with legislative leaders of the three countries, affirming their strong desires to further strengthen cooperation through the parliamentary channel.

The trip materialized the foreign policy set at the 13th National Party Congress that is enhancing relations with traditional Latin American friends, including Cuba, Argentina, and Uruguay.

Valerie Hong-Anh