Vietnam boosts cooperation with Massachusetts State as NA Chairman visits the US

by VTV405 September 2015 Last updated at 07:00 AM

NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung (L) is welcomed in the US (Photo: VNA)
NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung (L) is welcomed in the US (Photo: VNA)

VTV.vn - Top legislators of Vietnam and the US – on Friday (Hanoi time) discussed measures to enhance collaboration between Massachusetts State and Vietnamese localities.

Beginning his official visit to the US, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung met with Senate President of Massachusetts Stanley Rosenberg. At the meeting, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung expressed his pleasure to visit Massachusetts where late President Ho Chi Minh lived and worked in the early 20th century.

Chairman Hung said his visit was to continually reinforce and propel relations between the two countries forward, especially the parliamentary ties. Rosenberg said Massachusetts was happy to collaborate with Vietnam in finance, tourism, education and training, saying the two sides were expected to increase co-operation in economy, trade, and investment based on mutual understanding and closer ties. He also confirmed that Massachusetts will create conditions for businesses to explore co-operation opportunities.

During a meeting with the President of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Robert Delco, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung informed his host of the outcomes of the freshly-ended 4th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament in New York. The two exchanged ideas on co-operation between Vietnam and the US, specifically in education, trade and investment. They agreed to increase exchanges, actively promote trade and share legislative experiences.

While visiting Harvard University on the same day, the Vietnamese legislator expressed his admiration for the famous university. Speaking with the university’s leaders, experts and researchers, Chairman Hung said Vietnam and the US were seeing enormous new co-operation opportunities that needed to be optimised, including education and scientific research. He said he hoped Harvard University would increase scholarships for Vietnamese students and continue sharing experience in teaching and training with Vietnamese universities.

Experts from Harvard’s Vietnam Programme said they were willing to share their know-how and assist Vietnam in building economic management and development policies. During his stay, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung visited the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, which is home to around 1,000 overseas students, including from Vietnam./.

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