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Vice president suggests deepening Viet Nam-Hungary economic ties

VIETNAM, January 22 -  

Vice President Võ Thị Ánh Xuân (right) receives First Officer of the Hungarian NA Márta Mátrai in Hà Nội on Friday. — VNA/VNS Photo Phạm Kiên

HÀ NỘI — Vice President Võ Thị Ánh Xuân said there was much room for Việt Nam and Hungary to develop their relations as two-way trade turnover reached US$1 billion in 2021 while receiving First Officer of the Hungarian National Assembly Márta Mátrai in Hà Nội on Friday.

The two countries needed to have more activities to promote trade, economy and investment, she said. 

Xuân also said she wished that the two countries would increase the level of cooperation activities in all fields more practically and effectively in the future. The two sides should continue to enhance exchanges of high-ranking delegations and support each other at multilateral forums to maintain the traditional friendship.

Expressing delight and thanks for Hungary's support for Việt Nam in Official Development Assistance and cooperation in education and training, Xuân said the two countries should also continue to boost cooperation in other fields such as science and technology, innovation and healthcare, particularly in COVID-19 prevention and control.

As a female leader, Vice President Xuân wished the two sides to pay more attention to promoting gender equality.

She expressed delight at the results of talks between the Hungarian delegation and high-ranking leaders of Việt Nam over the past few days and believed that the visit would be a good start for further development of the cooperation between the two national assemblies and the two countries.

Xuân congratulated Hungary for its socio-economic achievements over recent years, particularly in effectively controlling COVID-19 and thanked Hungary for assisting Việt Nam in the fight against the pandemic, helping Việt Nam to gradually stabilise and recover socio-economic development.

Mátrai briefed on the results of her meeting with National Assembly Chairman Vương Đình Huệ on Thursday and said she wanted the two sides to continue strengthening cooperation in science and technology, economy and training. — VNS