Vietnamese State Leader Meets President of Federal Council of Austria

10:08:27 AM | 7/26/2023

President Vo Van Thuong had a meeting with President of the Federal Council of Austria Claudia Arpa in Vienna, on July 24.

President Vo Van Thuong (L) meets President of the Federal Council of Austria Claudia Arpa, Vienna, July 24, 2023

Vo affirmed that Viet Nam always treasures the ties with Austria, its important and reliable partner in Europe.

He expressed thanks to the Federal Council for providing support to Viet Nam in socio-economic development and global integration, particularly during the difficult period caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to reinforce inter-parliamentary cooperation, he suggested that both sides should facilitate the exchange of delegations at all levels to increase political trust, create favorable conditions for bilateral ties, and work closely together at global and regional inter-parliamentary forums.

Viet Nam is willing to act as a bridge to step up cooperation between the Austrian Parliament and the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, he noted.

Arpa, for her part, committed her support to further bolster bilateral ties, especially in climate change response, renewable energy and vocational training.

She spoke highly of Viet Nam's active and responsible role at global and regional inter-parliamentary forums, especially National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue's attendance at the World Conference of Speakers of Parliament hosted by Austria in September 2021.

The host wished that Viet Nam would serve as a bridge to boost ties between the Austrian Parliament and the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly.

Both sides pledged to continue close coordination and mutual support at multilateral forums and international organizations such as the United Nations, the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), the ASEAN-EU framework, as well as the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership Meeting, for the sake of peace, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

They expressed belief that cooperative ties between the Vietnamese NA and the Austrian Parliament will grow further in the future, thus making positive contributions to traditional friendship and all-around cooperation between Viet Nam and Austria.

Source: VGP