|President Truong Tan Sang and President of Hungary Ader Janos yesterday reviewed the Hungarian honour guards in the capital Budapest. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
BUDAPEST (VNS)— President Truong Tan Sang yesterday met with his Hungarian counterpart Ader Janos, as part of the President's first State visit to the European country.
Meeting with host President Janos, President Sang praised Hungary's support of Viet Nam during its struggle for independence, saying that Viet Nam valued the opportunity to strengthen cooperation with Hungary.
He spoke highly of Hungary's achievements as a modern European nation, and expressed hopes for the country to reap the benefits of its national development.
Janos said Hungary was committed to strengthening the historic friendship and long-term cooperation between the two countries.
Both leaders agreed that despite positive developments, economic and trade ties between the two countries were below expectations.
|The two leaders also discussed international and regional issues, agreeing to strengthen coordination at multilateral forums.—VNA/VNS Photo
They agreed on measures to achieve greater cooperation in the agricultural, education, trade, pharmaceutical and cultural sectors.
They also pledged to strengthen efforts in environmental sustainability and training.
The two leaders also discussed international and regional issues, agreeing to strengthen coordination at multilateral forums.
They agreed that President Sang's visit was an important milestone in the 60 year-old relationship and would contribute to peace and stability in the region.
After the talks, the two leaders issued a joint statement on the signing of a number of cooperation agreements, hosting a meeting with international media.
Later in the day, President Sang and his delegation paid a floral tribute to Hungarian heroes at the Heroes' Square in Budapest.
He also met with the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy and the Vietnamese community in Hungary, during which he affirmed that the Party and State always consider overseas Vietnamese an inseparable part of the nation, and an important resource for its development and prosperity. — VNS