11/04/2017 14:39 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam’s parliament leader meets with Hungarian President

Budapest, April 11 (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with Hungarian President Janos Ader on April 10 as part of her official visit to the European nation.

The visiting legislator highlighted the countries’ 67-year friendship, noting that the Vietnamese Party, State and people appreciate Hungary’s assistance throughout history.

She thanked Hungary for supporting Vietnam’s candidacy for membership of the United Nations Economic and Social Council for 2016-2018 and for a seat on the UN Security Council for 2020-2021.

Vietnam promises to support Hungary’s candidacy to the UN Human Rights Council for 2017-2019, she said, asking both sides to continue mutual support at multilateral forums and international organisations.

She applauded Hungary’s policy of promoting economic ties with Vietnam, including the signing of a framework agreement on credit cooperation worth 440 million EUR. She urged Hungary to soon implement this deal.

Lauding Hungary’s foreign direct investment projects and readiness to provide official development assistance (ODA) for Vietnam, Chairwoman Ngan said projects funded through its ODA were important to Vietnam’s development.

She also thanked the country for providing favourable conditions for Vietnamese people to integrate into Hungary. She also asked for the teaching of Vietnamese to be facilitated in the country.

For his part, President Janos Ader praised the role of the Vietnamese community in Hungary and former students. He expressed his hope that they will continue to bolster bilateral relations.

The two countries signed cooperation documents during Ader’s State visit to Vietnam in 2014. He said they should learn from experience during agreement implementation to better realise those deals.

Hungary is also ready to cooperate with Vietnam in clean water supply, wastewater treatment and water resources protection, areas in which Hungary has experience.