Last update: 11:22 | 13/09/2017
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.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Hungarian Ambassador to Vietnam Ory Csaba
At his reception for Hungarian Ambassador to Vietnam Ory Csaba in Hanoi on September 12, he stressed the need for the two sides to coordinate in preparing for the success of the trip.
He applauded Hungary for continuously considering Vietnam a priority partner in its development cooperation policies.
Hungary is Vietnam’s largest official development assistance (ODA) provider in the 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 the diplomat helping to encourage Hungarian businesses to invest in areas of Vietnam’s demands like health care, water resource management and food processing.
The PM noted his belief that Ambassador Ory Csaba will make constructive and effective contributions to deepening the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Hungary.
In reply, 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 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.