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Party leader visits Vietnamese embassy, meets expatriates in Hungary

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong met with staff of the Vietnamese Embassy and representatives of Vietnamese expatriates in Hungary on September 9, part of his official visit to the European nation.

Ambassador Nguyen Tien Thuc informed the leader of the Communist Party of Vietnam about the embassy’s performance, activities of the Vietnamese People Association, and the situation of the Vietnamese community in Hungary.

The over 5,000 Vietnamese here have always been united and supported each other. They are an important bridge in the two countries’ relations, he said.

At the meeting, many expatriates showed their attention to Vietnam’s situation and submitted proposals. They said development guidelines and policies should be built basing on the interests of the country and people so as to enhance people’s trust. They also called on the Party and State to pay more attention to developing agriculture, building new-style rural areas, improving farmers’ living standards and protecting the environment.

They promised to remain united and contribute to the development of Hungary and Vietnam.

General Secretary Trong appreciated the expatriates’ opinions and briefed them about Vietnam’s situation.

He said his visit to Hungary aims to elevate bilateral relations, adding that the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Hungary have grown during the past seven decades. The Hungarian people provided the Vietnamese with precious assistance for nation-building and protection in the past. Nowadays, the two sides continue promoting friendship and cooperation in a pragmatic and effective manner for the sake of the two peoples and for the development of each country.

He applauded the embassy’s efforts to fulfill their duties and activities of the Vietnamese People Association and member organisations in Hungary to support the expatriates.

The leader emphasised that the Party and State always consider overseas Vietnamese as an integral part of Vietnam. He asked the expatriates to always remember their origin, assist each other, uphold national cultural identities and contribute to the two countries’ connections.

“Each person is a nucleus, a seed and a bridge in the friendship and cooperation between the two countries,” he noted.

He also asked the embassy to work harder to help reinforce the traditional bilateral ties and support the Vietnamese community in Hungary.