Vietnam’s top legislator hails ties with Hungary

Monday, 2017-04-10 11:47:42
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NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (left) and Deputy Speaker of the Hungarian NA Jakab Istvan. (Credit: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam treasures the help that the Hungarian people have extended to Vietnamese people in their struggle for national liberation in the past and in national construction nowadays, National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, said in Budapest on April 9 (local time).

Speaking to Deputy Speaker of the Hungarian NA Jakab Istvan, Ngan emphasised that Hungary had helped train thousands of Vietnamese officials and engineers, many of whom are in top positions in the State apparatus, playing major roles in Vietnam’s economic and social life.

The high-level NA delegation’s visit to Hungary is aimed at promoting the relationship between the two parliaments, contributing to the development of the relationship between the two countries, she said.

Saying that the legal workshop between the two NAs scheduled to be held during the visit will be practical and useful, Ngan invited the Hungarian NA Deputy Speaker to Vietnam to co-organise a workshop to share experience in the field of agriculture and irrigation of which Istvan is in charge.

The Hungarian deputy speaker expressed delight at the fact that Vietnamese officials and engineers who were trained in Hungary have made significant contributions to socio-economic development.

Those people are the bridge linking the two countries and “ambassadors” of Hungary to Vietnam, and vice versa, he said.

He added that Hungary has expanded scopes for Vietnamese students by doubling scholarships.

On the same day, the Vietnamese top legislator visited Szentendre city where she had a working session with the city’s Vice-Mayor, Dorottya Gyurk.

She expressed hope that the Vice-Mayor will encourage Szentendre enterprises to intensify cooperation with Vietnamese localities, especially in culture and tourism.

While in Hungary, NA Chairwoman, Ngan, also visited the Vietnamese Embassy in the country.