|President Truong Tan Sang receives President of the Senate of the Czech Republic Milan Stech. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam and the Czech Republic see great potential in a wide range of sectors, particularly scientific research, Czech Senate President Milan Stech said while meeting with President Truong Tan Sang in Ha Noi yesterday.
His delegation is being accompanied by top Czech scientists seeking collaboration in Viet Nam.
He pointed to the increasing number of Czech citizens interested in Asian tourism and considered Viet Nam a popular destination. Viet Nam should grasp the chance by facilitating the travel of Czech tourists.
The Senate President said Viet Nam should send workers to his country for vocational training so they could provide technological updates for their peers back home.
He informed his host about his positive meeting with National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, during which both parliamentary bodies accelerated the signing of several agreements.
For his part, the President hoped for enhanced Czech support in mechanics, crystal manufacturing and tourism.
Viet Nam would implement co-operation mechanisms across provinces based on Czech recommendations, he added.
The President took the occasion to express his appreciation for the European nation's efforts to help Vietnamese expatriates integrate into local communities.
Hailing the role of the Czech Republic in the European Union, President Sang asked for the country's help to accelerate the ratification of the Viet Nam-EU Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (PCA).
The pact would stimulate trade between Viet Nam and the EU, including the Czech Republic, he said. — VNS