Vietnamese, Australian legislatures boost ties
The delegation met with the President of the Senate, John Hogg, and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bruce Scott, and worked with several Australian parliamentary agencies.
Senator Hogg praised the partnership agreement signed between the Vietnam ’s NA and the Australian House of Representatives in March 2008 and asked the Vietnamese legislature to extent the agreement to include the Australian Senate.
He also briefed his guests on the recent Prime Ministerial election.
During meetings, both parties reviewed the recent developments in Vietnamese and Australian ties in general and relations between the two legislative bodies in particular, especially after a comprehensive partnership was agreed upon during Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh’s visit to Australia in September 2009.
They exchanged views on judicial issues, the supervisory role of parliament and its committees, judicial reforms and preventing crime and corruption.
The Vietnamese delegation also met with the Australian Law Reform Commission and the New South Wales’ governmental committee on corruption./.