Danish MPs met with Vietnamese counterparts

A Danish MP delegation visited Vietnam last week as part of the bilateral relations between the parliaments of the two countries.

The Danish MP met with The Vice-President of the National Assembly Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, who highly valued the delegation’s working visit as a contribution to strengthening exchanges and cooperation between the two countries and the two legislative bodies.

Ngan thanked the Danish Parliament, Government and people for their valuable support to Vietnam’s struggle for national liberation, construction and development, especially in the fields of public administration, administrative reform, education and training, poverty reduction and environmental protection.

She furthermore suggested that both sides further exchange high-ranking delegations, promote mutual understanding and experience sharing in law making and enforcement and parliament-voter relationship building.

The Danish delegation was headed by Eyvind Vesselbo, who highlighted Vietnam’s achievements in the cause of national construction and development, particularly in poverty reduction, adding that the two sides need to boost cooperation in trade, investment, education and training.

The Danish delegation also met with the Law Committee of the NA and with Vice-ministers of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and of Construction.

Roundtable discussions
The Danish MPs had two days of intense and fruitful roundtable discussions with members of the National Assembly, on subjects as the constitutional amendment process in Vietnam, parliamentary oversight, committee hearings and green growth.

As part of the discussions on green growth the two MP delegations met with the Vice-Chairman of Quang Nam’s People’s Committee to learn about the climate and environmental challenges facing that particular province. They also visited Cu Lao Cham Islands to learn how targeted programmes can improve the livelihood of individual households while at the same time increasing fish stocks.
The MPs discussed the Danish experience of achieving economic growth without increasing energy consumption – and the role that MPs play in promoting green growth strategies, policies and legislation. At the closing of the roundtable discussions both delegations expressed their desire to see more “green” issues on the agenda of future exchanges between the two countries’ legislative bodies.

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