Hungary to soon ratify Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement

08:36 | 09/10/2016 MUTRAP Corner

(VEN) - On September 29th in Hanoi, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung and Deputy Foreign State Secretary Szilveszter Bus of Hungary exchanged views on bilateral cooperation as well as regional, international matters of mutual concerns.

hungary to soon ratify vietnam eu free trade agreement
Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung (L) and Deputy Foreign State Secretary Szilveszter Bus of Hungary (Credit: baoquocte)

The Hungarian diplomat affirmed Hungary has endorsed the Vietnam-European Union Free Trade Agreement and will soon pass it to lay a foundation for furthering economic-trade cooperation between the two countries. He is on a visit to Vietnam from September 29-30.

The two sides appreciated the fruitful cooperation between the two Foreign Ministries, including in maintaining a political consultation mechanism on bilateral relationship issues, the world and regional situation, and coordinating viewpoints on important international issues.

Both sides agreed on measures to boost cooperation, such as exchanges of delegations and coordination at international and regional forums, especially at the United Nations and the Asia-Europe Meeting.

They called for boosting cooperation in science-technology, aquaculture, food processing, education and training, culture; and also discussed projects funded by Hungary’s official development assistance capital in Vietnam.

During the visit, Szilveszter Bus signed a cooperation agreement between the Hungary Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, discussed the European situation and Hungary-Vietnam relations with students from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, as well as visited some economic and cultural establishments in HCM City.

Xuan Tung