Vietnamese Communist Party leader Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong (on the left) and Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán in Budapest | Szilárd Koszticsák /MTI

Hungarian PM receives Vietnamese Communist Party leader

September 10, 2018

The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong is on an official visit to Hungary at the invitation of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The two leaders met Monday afternoon in the building of Hungarian Parliament.

According to Vietnamese news sources, the Hungarian Prime Minister of Hungary has expressed his wish to reinforce all-round ties with Vietnam via the Party and Government channels in such fields as economy, tourism as well as in education/training.

Over the last ten years, there have been high-profile visits between the two countries: Hungary was visited by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in 2009 and by State Secretary Truong Tan Sang in 2013; in January 2014, Hungarian President János Áder paid a state visit to Vietnam; in January 2017, the delegation of the Vietnamese National Assembly was led on a visit to Hungary by Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan; and in September 2017, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán led a delegation to Vietnam.

It was also in September 2017 that the leading parties of the two countries – Hungary’s Fidesz and the Vietnamese Communist Party – signed a cooperation and friendship agreement.


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