HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam attaches importance to its traditional friendship and multi-faceted co-operation with Poland, considering it one of the country's major external policy priorities in Central-Eastern Europe.
National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung outlined these sentiments at a meeting with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski yesterday as part of his official visit to the Central European country.
Hung thanked the Polish Government and people for their assistance to Viet Nam during its national construction, defence and development.
He expressed his hope that the two countries would boost bilateral co-operation more effectively in the fields of politics, economics, security-defence and culture, as well as education and training.
The Vietnamese top legislator asked Poland to continue supporting Viet Nam in strengthening comprehensive relations with the European Union, especially in economics-trade, to accelerate EU recognition of Viet Nam as a market economy and to back the country in free trade agreement negotiations with the EU.
Komorowski described Hung's visit as helping further consolidate friendship and usher in a new opportunity in the two countries' relationship.
That same day, Hung met Chairman of the Senate of Poland Bogdan Borusewicz.
At the meeting, Hung highly valued the 60-year traditional friendship and co-operation between Viet Nam and Poland.
He added that the Vietnamese NA is always willing to co-operate with the Polish side in boosting bilateral relations to a new high level.
For his part, Borusewicz expressed his belief that the visit of the Vietnamese delegation would practically contribute to promoting the friendship between the two legislative bodies, and create new opportunities. He said he hoped to further promote co-operation with Viet Nam in all fields. — VNS