The talks between Standing Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Tran Thanh Man and First Officer of the Hungarian NA Márta Mátrai. (Photo: VNA)
– Standing Vice Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Tran Thanh Man held talks with First Officer
of the Hungarian NA Márta Mátrai in Hanoi on January 20.
Welcoming the guest, Man said that this is the first foreign delegation to have a working visit to the Vietnamese legislature in 2022, marking a good start in the parliamentary
relations between Vietnam and Hungary as well as Parliaments of other EU member
Man told the guest that Vietnam always attaches importance to and wishes to strengthen the multifaceted cooperation with Hungary - Vietnam's
first comprehensive partner in Central-Eastern Europe.
The Vietnamese legislative body appreciates the positive
progress in the two countries’ relations over the past time, especially the
upgrading of the relationship to a Comprehensive Partnership during the visit
to Hungary by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in 2018, which
demonstrated the determination of their leaders in promoting bilateral ties.
Standing Vice Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Tran Thanh Man. (Photo: VNA)
He appreciated Hungary’s taking Vietnam as a priority
partner in its official development assistance (ODA) policy with the commitment
of 440 million EUR (500 million USD) in preferential loans to implement cooperation
projects in priority areas of the two countries.
Considering education and training a traditional field of bilateral
collaboration with thousands of Vietnamese officials and engineers having been
trained in Hungary, the Vietnamese legislator thanked the Hungarian side for
granting 200 scholarships per year to Vietnamese students, thus contributing to
training high-quality human resources for Vietnam.
He also took this occasion to thank the Hungarian State for
creating favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community in the country, describing its members as an important factor contributing to tightening the friendship and cooperation
between the two countries and two peoples.
First Officer of the Hungarian NA Márta Mátrai (Photo: VNA)
For her part, Márta Mátrai affirmed that Vietnam is the most
important trade partner of Hungary in Southeast Asia.
She expressed her hope that the Vietnamese National Assembly
will provide support to realise cooperation agreements between the Governments,
ministries and sectors of the two countries.
Regarding cooperation between the two National Assemblies,
both host and guest showed their hope that the two sides will maintain contacts
and coordination, and hold joint seminars to share legislative experience so as
to develop the bilateral collaboration in a substantive and effective manner./.