Monday, 18 Dec 2017

The top legislator receives Swedish, Hungarian Ambassador to Vietnam

Updated at Saturday, 18 Feb 2017, 16:44
The Hanoitimes - National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan received Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Pereric Hogberg and Hungarian Ambassador to Vietnam Ory Csaba in Hanoi on February 17.
During a reception for Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Pereric Hogberg in Hanoi on February 17, National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan highlighted the good development of the traditional friendship cooperation between the two countries.
NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) receives Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Pereric Hogberg
NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) receives Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Pereric Hogberg.
The Chairwoman thanked for the Swedish valuable assistance to Vietnam, especially helping Vietnam strengthen international integration and connect with international financial and monetary institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. 
Chairwoman Ngan lauded the Swedish Government’s activities to encourage and support Swedish firms’ investment and business in Vietnam.
She affirmed that Sweden is one of Vietnam’s important trade partners in Europe and the Northwest Europe. 
The NA leader also appreciated Sweden for its provision of non-refundable aid for Vietnam, focusing on the fields of health care, economic and administrative reform, institutional building, law-building, human resources development, environmental protection and climate change response. 
Lauding Sweden’s proposal to establish bilateral strategic partnerships in education-training and biotechnology, Ngan urged the diplomat to work closely with Vietnam’s ministries, sectors and partners to realise the initiative. 
She suggested the Swedish side continue assisting Vietnam in realising millennium development goals (MDGs) and enhance cooperation with the country in trade, education-training, science-technology and health care. 
The Vietnamese State and NA will create favourable conditions for the ambassador to complete his duties, she stated, and hoping that the diplomat will make his effort to boost the relations between Vietnam and Swede as well as their legislative bodies. 
For his part, Pereric Hogberg concurred with the host’s suggestion on hastening the EU to approve and sign a free trade agreement with Vietnam in 2017 and recognise the country’s market economy. 
The diplomat said that the trade deal will also contribute to promoting Vietnam-EU economic links and those between the two countries in the time ahead.
Earlier the same day, NA Chairwoman Ngan had a meeting with Hungarian Ambassador to Vietnam Ory Csaba.
NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan meets Hungarian Ambassador to Vietnam Ory Csaba.
NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan meets Hungarian Ambassador to Vietnam Ory Csaba.
During the reception, she suggested the two sides enhance the exchange of all-level visits to share experience in legislative activities and discuss international and regional issues of common concern. 
Vietnam always remembers valuable and effective assistance provided by Hungary’s State and people for its national defence and construction, Chairwoman Ngan said. 
She highly appreciated the two Governments’ efforts in accelerating the completion of procedures for the signing of a framework agreement on credit cooperation between the two sides in January this year. 
The NA leader believed that the two countries’ ministries and sectors will reach a consensus on the list of projects using preferential credits worth 440 million EUR pledged by Hungary in the framework of the agreement. 
Ambassador Csaba said his country is willing to share lawmaking experience with Vietnam, thus further strengthening cooperation between the two countries’ legislatures. 
The two sides stressed the significance of a Hungarian-funded oncology hospital project in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, which helps better the locality’s health care system and promote training in the field.
The diplomat said his country wants to develop relations with Vietnam, including expanding cooperation and establishing twining ties among the two countries’ localities in the future.
Translated by Thu Minh
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