Vice-President receives the first officer of the Hungarian National Assembly | Politics

Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan (R) and first officer of the Hungarian National Assembly Márta Mátrai (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan hosted a reception in Hanoi on January 21 for the first officer of the Hungarian National Assembly Márta Mátrai.

Xuan thanked Hungary for helping Vietnam in the fight against COVID-19, facilitating the restoration of the country’s socio-economic development as it is today, while actively supporting Vietnam in multilateral forums, especially the signature and ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement. Agreement (EVFTA) and become the first EU country to approve the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA).

Following the upgrade of bilateral relations to a comprehensive partnership in September 2018 during the visit of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Xuan hoped that the two sides would strengthen cooperation more effectively and practically, first of all. exchanging high-level delegations both online and offline through the National Assembly, Party, government and people-to-people diplomatic channels, as well as offering mutual support in multilateral forums to maintain the traditional friendship.

With two-way trade reaching nearly $1.3 billion in 2020 and around $1 billion in 2021, the Vietnamese vice president hoped more economic and investment promotion activities would be organized to bring the figure to one. higher level.

In addition to Hungary’s support to Vietnam in official development assistance (ODA) and education-training, the host wished that the two parties continue to work closely together in other fields such as science- technology, innovation, healthcare and most importantly COVID-19 prevention and control. . She also hopes that more attention will be paid to promoting gender equality in order to achieve better results.

On this occasion, she also thanked the Hungarian government for its support for the Vietnamese community living there, which numbers more than 5,000 people.

Mátrai, for his part, informed the host that during his meeting with Speaker of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue, the two sides agreed to continue to strengthen the ties between the two legislatures, including by organizing the third seminar thematic to maintain the effectiveness of their cooperation mechanism, to strengthen the friendship between groups of parliamentary friends to contribute to the success of the State’s diplomatic activities, and to consider the possibility of organizing meetings between the economic commissions of the AN to stimulate trade.

She also hoped that collaborations between science, economics and education would be further strengthened so that the two cultures would come closer./.

Laura T. Thrasher