A Vietnamese National Assembly delegation led by its Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Kien has just visited Finland.
While working with the Speaker of the Finnish Parliament Sauli NiinistÃ¶ and Vice Speaker Seppo Kaaria, Mr Kien briefed the host on Vietnam’s socio-economic development in 20 years of the renewal (Doi Moi) process, and Vietnam’s efforts to weather the global economic crisis. He emphasized the country’s consistent policy of being a reliable friend and partner to all nations.
Mr Kien praised Finland’s achievements in economics and social welfare. Vietnam and Finland first established diplomatic ties in 1970, but their potential for cooperation has not been fully exploited, Mr. Kien noted.
He proposed that the two parliaments step up visit exchanges and experience sharing to foster ties of solidarity and friendship.
Speaker Sauli outlined Finland’s socio economic development and insisted that Finland is eager to expand co-operative ties with Vietnam.
During its stay in Finland from April 5-7, the Vietnamese delegation visited Tampere, Finland’s third largest city, and met with Vietnamese residents of Helsinki and the Vietnamese embassy staff there.