Hungarian PM hosts welcome ceremony for Vietnamese counterpart

By VNA   January 18, 2024 | 07:49 am PT
Hungarian PM hosts welcome ceremony for Vietnamese counterpart
Prime Minister Viktor Orban (L) and his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Minh Chinh review the guard of honor in Hungary, Jan. 18, 2024. Photo by Nhat Bac
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán hosted an official welcome ceremony in Budapest on Thursday afternoon (local time) for PM Pham Minh Chinh, who is paying an official visit to Hungary.

The visit is taking place at a time when the traditional friendship and multifaceted cooperation between the two countries with a history of over 70 years are developing fruitfully in all fields.

The first PM-level trip between Vietnam and Hungary in seven years holds great significance as it aims to further intensify their comprehensive partnership, established in 2018, particularly in economy, education - training, and pharmaceutical technology.

PM Orbán welcomed his Vietnamese counterpart’s visit, held ahead of Hungary’s Presidency of the Council of the EU in the last half of 2024, as this is also a chance for the Southeast Asian nation to enhance coordination with the EU in regional and global issues and, especially in promoting the ratification of the EU - Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA).

During the visit, the two sides are set to sign some cooperation documents in such areas as security, diplomacy, culture, and health care.

After the welcome ceremony, PM Chinh came to lay wreaths at Heroes’ Square in Budapest.

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