Vietnam, Hungary to open up many cooperation opportunities

14:15 | 13/09/2017 Cooperation

On September 12, at the Government Office in Hanoi, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held a reception for Hungarian Ambassador to Vietnam Ory Csaba.

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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc receives Hungarian Ambassador Ory Csaba - Photo: VGP

At the reception, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the upcoming visit to Vietnam by Hungarian PM Orban Vicktor is an important event that will open up many cooperation opportunities for the two countries with a range of agreements due to be signed. Therefore, he stressed the need for the two sides to coordinate in preparing for the success of the trip

This will also be an opportunity for both sides to promote cooperation on a wide range of areas, including trade and investment.

Ambassador Ory Csaba expressed his hope that he will make significant contributions to the bilateral ties, and that PM Orban Vicktor’s visit will create a momentum for the relationship. He said that following suggestions of PM Orban Vicktor, Hungary will double the number of scholarships to Vietnamese students from the present 100.

The ambassador called on the two countries to further their partnership in health care, water treatment and supply, computing, e-public administration, agriculture and food safety.

Hailing the Hungarian ambassador's opinions, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc applauded Hungary for continuously considering Vietnam as a priority partner in its development cooperation policies.

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At the reception - Photo: VGP

Hungary is Vietnam’s largest official development assistance (ODA) provider in Central Eastern Europe, he said, thanking the Hungarian Government’s support for the construction of Can Tho Oncology Hospital which can meet health care demands of 20 million people in Vietnam’s Mekong region.

He called on Hungary to urge the EU to soon sign the free trade agreement with Vietnam. He suggested to the diplomat to help to encourage Hungarian businesses to invest in areas of Vietnam’s demands like health care, water resource management and food processing.

"I believe that with my experience in different positions in my career, you will make constructive and effective contributions to deepening the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Hungary", the Vietnamese PM said.

Minh Hien