|Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai meets with Slovakian Prime Minister, Robert Fico in Bratislava . — Photo VGP
BRATISLAVA (VNS) — Viet Nam and Slovakia both treasure their friendship, their leaders said during Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai's three-day visit to Slovakia that ended on Saturday.
The Vietnamese official met with the host country's Prime Minister Robert Fico and Vice President of the Parliament Jana Lassakova, and held talks with his counterpart Lubomir Vazny.
While discussing a wide range of issues, the Slovak leaders asserted they have valued their friendship, solidarity and co-operation with the Vietnamese people over the past 65 years.
Deputy PM Hai thanked the Slovak people for their assistance to the Vietnamese people during their struggle for independence, and current renovation and nation-building.
Viet Nam places importance to strengthening and promoting its friendship and multi-faceted co-operation with Slovakia as it pursues a foreign policy of openness, multilateralism and diversification.
Economically, both countries agreed to focus on tapping their strengths to promote socio-economic development.
In politics, they will enhance high-level contacts and create mechanisms that will make it easier for co-operation between ministries and businesspeople.
Deputy PMs Hoang Trung Hai and Lubomir Vazny also witnessed the signing of several co-operation documents between the two countries regarding infrastructure construction, science and technology development and tourism.
A Viet Nam-Slovakia economic co-operation forum took place on Friday, bringing together 100 representatives of ministries, sectors, localities and businesses.
Deputy PM Hai reaffirmed that the Vietnamese Government stands ready to support Slovak businesses wishing to invest in Viet Nam while Deputy PM Lubomir Vazny stressed that economic and trade co-operation will continue to be a focus in bilateral ties.
Trade between Viet Nam and Slovakia hit over US$1.2 billion and Slovakia is currently the biggest Central East-European investor in Viet Nam. — VNS