Czech President begins State visit to Vietnam

11:03 | 07/06/2017 Events

President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman arrived in Hanoi on June 6 to start his three-day State visit to Vietnam at the invitation of President Tran Dai Quang.

President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman

President Zeman’s delegation includes his spouse Ivana Zemanova, Minister of Justice Robert Pelikan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vaclav Kolaja, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Jiri Koliba, Deputy Minister of Interior Petr Mlsna, alongside several other officials.

President Zeman, born in 1944, took office in 2013. He served as Prime Minister of the Czech Republic from 1998-2002.

The visit aims to affirm the Czech Republic’s wishes to enhance their friendship and cooperation with Vietnam, as well as the country’s desire to make bilateral ties more extensive and effective.

The visit is also a chance for the two sides to seek measures to boost their bilateral partnership across all fields, especially in economy, trade, investment, education-training and labour export, whilst also giving them the opportunity to discuss regional and international issues of shared concern.