Nepal Foreign Affairs (KATHMANDU, 6 March 2019) – Vietnam’s Chairman of the Council for Defense and Security Lieutenant General Nguyen Phu Trong and his delegation held separate high-level meetings with Speaker of House and Chairperson of National Assembly (NA), and Minister for Home Affairs here on Tuesday.
The nine-member Vietnamese delegation, currently on a visit to Nepal, held meeting with Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahar and NA Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timalsina separately.
According to the press statement released by the Vietnam Consulate in Nepal, during the meeting, talks on exchange of cooperation on parliamentary affairs between Nepal and Vietnam were held.
During the meeting held at the office of the Speaker of House at Singha Durbar, Speaker Mahara hinted at the prospects of collaboration between the two countries on parliamentary affairs.
Mahara was of view that one country could learn from another on parliamentary practices through the exchange visits of parliamentarians of the two countries.
NA Chairman Timalsina echoed with Mahara and said that the Nepal and Vietnam could learn a lot from each other when it comes to the parliamentary practices of the both countries. He viewed that Vietnam could learn a lot from the federalism in Nepal.
Timalsina commended the progress made by Vietnam in the sector of economy, development and security after it marched forward in the aftermath of war.
Vietnamese delegations had held discussions with the Parliamentary Committee – State Affairs and Good-Governance-‘s President Sashi Shrestha on state affairs of Vietnam.
Meanwhile, the visiting Vietnamese delegations also held meeting with Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa itself. In the meeting, Minister Thapa said that research and studies could be conducted about security concerns of the both countries.
Thapa also expressed his confidence that the Vietnamese investment would be attracted to Nepal and the Nepal’s economy could be further bolstered by promoting religious tourism between Nepal and Vietnam.