Vietnamese leaders cast ballots to elect a new Vice State President on April 6 afternoon (Photo: VNA)
- Media outlets in the Czech Republic, including
the Czech News Agency (CTK), Czech Television (CT), and e-newspaper Halo
noviny, ran articles on April 5 regarding the election of new leadership for
the State, Government, and National Assembly of Vietnam.
According to the CTK and CT articles, the new leaders have received a high
level of confidence, possess rich experience in important leadership positions,
and have played an outstanding role in concurrently containing the COVID-19
pandemic, sustaining economic development, and integrating the country into the
Vietnam was among the few countries in the world to post positive growth
in 2020, the articles noted.
The Halo noviny article highlighted Vietnam’s impressive achievements in
COVID-19 response and economic development, adding that the new leadership is
expected to continue helping the country make great socio-economic strides forward
amid the pandemic’s complex development around the globe and will also raise
its stature in the world.
It wrote that, last year, despite the global economic contraction due to
the pandemic, Vietnam was among the economies with highest growth in the world, at 2.91
percent. Notably, it is increasingly integrating into the global economy. With
the signing of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) in 2020, the country
is emerging as an important trade partner of the EU, including the Czech
In particular, the articles said, the traditional friendship between the
Czech Republic and Vietnam has continually been enhanced via mutual visits by leaders,
including a trip to the Czech Republic in 2019 by then Prime Minister Nguyen
Xuan Phuc, who is now State President.
Vietnamese people in the European country have also been integrating well
into local society and acting as an important bridge in bilateral relations. Faced
with the COVID-19 pandemic, the community has shown solidarity and actively helped
local authorities and people cope with the outbreak from the very outset, such
as presenting free face masks, meals, and drinks to frontline forces, according
to Halo noviny.
The articles noted that with a new leadership in Vietnam, the
time-tested friendship between the two countries is expected to see more