Vietnam expects stronger cooperation with Sweden, Hungary

15:23 | 27/02/2017 MUTRAP Corner

On February 17th, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân and some officials of the National Assembly held a reception for Swedish Ambassador to Việt Nam Pereric Hogberg.  

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NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (R) receives Swedish Ambassador to Việt Nam Pereric Hogberg – Photo: quochoi.vn

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân has suggested Sweden continue supporting Việt Nam in realizing millennium development goals and enhance co-operation with the country in trade, education-training, science-technology and health care.

The top legislator applauded the Swedish Government’s efforts to encourage and support Swedish enterprises’ investment in Việt Nam, affirming that Sweden is an important trade partner of Việt Nam.

Việt Nam will create favourable conditions for the diplomat to complete his duties, Ngân stated, expressing her hope that the ambassador would boost relations between the two countries and their legislative bodies.

For his part, Hogberg agreed with the host’s suggestion to hasten EU approval of a free trade agreement with Việt Nam in 2017 and recognise the country’s market economy status.

In the morning on the same day, the NA Chairwoman received Hungarian Ambassador to Việt Nam Ory Csaba.

At the reception, Ngân hoped that the two countries’ ministries and sectors would reach a consensus on the list of projects using preferential credits worth 440 million euro (US$468.4 million) pledged by Hungary in the framework of the agreement.

Ory Csaba said his country is willing to share lawmaking experience with Vietnam, thus further bolstering cooperation between the two countries’ legislatures.

Both sides underlined the significance of a Hungarian-funded oncology hospital project in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, which helps better the locality’s health care system and promote training in the field.

The Hungarian Ambassador said his country wished to develop relations with Việt Nam, including expanding co-operation and establishing ties among the two countries’ localities, more specifically between Can Tho and a city of Hungary.

On this occasion, via Hungarian Ambassador to Việt Nam Ory Csaba, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân delivered thanks to Speaker of National Assembly of Hungary Kövér Lásló's invitation to visit the European country and said she would like to make the visit at the earliest time.

Nguyen Phuong