Party leader arrives in Budapest, starting official visit to Hungary

09:07 | 10/09/2018 Events

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and his entourage arrived at Ferenc Lizt International Airport in Budapest on the afternoon of September 8 (local time), starting his official visit to Hungary at the invitation of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and his entourage arrived at Ferenc Lizt International Airport in Budapest on September 8 - Photo: NDO

An official welcoming ceremony was held at the airport for the Party leader and delegation.

During his stay in Hungary from September 8-11, the Party leader will hold talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and have meetings with other top leaders of the host country, including the Acting Chairperson of the National Assembly and the President. He will also meet with leaders of the Hungarian Socialist Party, the Hungarian-Vietnamese Friendship Association and the Hungarian Workers' Party.

He will join various activities in Hungary, such as laying wreaths at the Heroes' Square in Budapest, visiting the ancient town of Szentendre, delivering a speech at the inaugural session of the 2nd Vietnam-Hungary University Rectors’ Conference, and visiting the Vietnamese Embassy to talk with representatives of the Vietnamese community in Hungary.

The Party General Secretary's visit to Hungary is intended to enhance the mutual understanding and trust between leaders and people of both sides, while deepening the traditional friendship and multifaceted cooperation towards lifting the collaboration to a “Comprehensive Partnership" framework and creating new and substantial changes in all fields, thereby consolidating and promoting Vietnam's influence within Central Eastern Europe.

The visit also affirms the policy of Vietnam to consider Hungary a leading traditional partner in Central Eastern Europe, as well as strengthening the relationship between the two ruling parties of both sides, laying the basis for promoting bilateral relations in the fields of strength and potential for both sides.

Theo NDO