| | | Hungarian President Janos Ader. â EPA Photo |
BUDAPEST â Hungary considers Viá»t Nam the most important partner in Southeast Asia and will work to strengthen the comprehensive partnership with the country, Hungarian President Janos Ader has said.
He made the statement during his meeting with General Secretary of the Communist Party of Viá»t Nam Central Committee Nguyá» n PhÃº Trá»ng in Budapest on Monday.
Ader said Trá»ngâs visit is an important event, opening up a new stage in bilateral relations in all areas.
He expressed his pleasure with achievements in bilateral relations, especially Hungaryâs preferential credit for water and environment projects in Viá»t Nam.
He underlined the importance of protecting water resources and the water environment, suggesting enhanced co-operation in training, including those working in the water sector.
The President said Hungary would be willing to provide Viá»t Nam with water retention technology for drought days, while wishing Viá»t Nam would create favourable conditions for the development of Hungarian pharmaceuticals in the Vietnamese market.
General Secretary Trá»ng highly valued the positive development of the relations between the two countries in recent times, stressing that Viá»t Nam always attached importance to strengthening and developing friendship and co-operation with traditional friends in Central and Eastern Europe, including Hungary â a leading important partner.
Stressing the importance of economic cooperation, the Party leader briefed President Ader on Hungaryâs projects in Viá»t Nam, including water projects. They agreed to direct the implementation of the agreements signed by the two governments, particularly those of socio-economic importance.
The Party General Secretary welcomed the Hungarian Presidentâs proposals on personnel training, as well as cooperation in agriculture and medicines.
Also on Monday, the Party chief host a reception for Chairman Botz Laszlo and members of the Hungary-Vietnam Friendship Association in Budapest as part of his official visit to Hungary, underlining that both nations have long-lasting relations which have been increasingly fortified over the years, and they are celebrating the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties.
A line-up of activities had been carried out to boost all-round co-operation, he said, expecting that the association would continue effective and practical activities to further develop the bilateral ties.
Laszlo briefed the Vietnamese leader on the associationâs development, saying it had paid due attention to supporting and connecting small and medium enterprises of Hungary with Vietnamese partners, along with accelerating friendship and cooperation between localities of both sides.
Also on his trip to Hungary, Party General Secretary Trá»ng, met Prince Andrew of the United Kingdom who is also on a trip to the country.
The Hungarian Workersâ Party always supports Hungaryâs efforts to intensify its relations with Viá»t Nam, affirmed Chairman Gyula ThÃ¼rmer at his meeting with visiting General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyá» n PhÃº Trá»ng in Budapest on Tuesday.
Hungarian Workersâ Party
The Hungarian Workersâ Party, although an opposition party, always backs Prime Minister Viktor Orbanâs policy of tightening co-operation with Viá»t Nam, he stated, stressing that this is his partyâs consistent policy.
He expressed his hope to learn from the CPVâs experience as the party has succeeded in protecting itself and leading the country to gain growth.
Party leader Trá»ng, in turn, said that his visit aimed to enhance the two countriesâ time-honoured friendship and lift the comprehensive partnership to a new height.
"Viá»t Nam always bears in mind the valuable assistance by the Hungarian Workersâ Party," he stressed.
He also affirmed the CPVâs consistent policy in its relationship with the Hungarian Workersâ Party, hoping that the two sides step up delegation exchanges and experience sharing. â VNS