Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh meets with Polish Deputy Marshal of the Sejm (lower house) Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo
WARSAW — Polish Deputy Marshal of the Sejm (lower house) Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska said her country and other EU member states support Việt Nam and ASEAN in carrying out peaceful measures in line with international laws to settle disputes in the East Sea.
She made the statement while receiving visiting Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh yesterday.
Thịnh thanked Poland for its assistance in human resources training and preservation of historical sites.
She urged the Polish parliament to soon ratify the Việt Nam-EU free trade agreement.
The day before, Thịnh met Polish President Andrzej Duda on the occasion of the 26th Global Summit of Women in Warsaw, the capital city.
The Vietnamese Vice President was grateful for the precious assistance Poland had given to her country throughout history.
President Andrzej Duda affirmed that Poland always attached importance to reinforcing traditional amity and multifaceted co-operation with Việt Nam. He spoke highly of the significant development successes that the Southeast Asian nation has secured.
Both sides shared a positive view on the thriving bilateral co-operation during the past 66 years. Notably, Poland continues to be Việt Nam’s top trade partner in the central and eastern European region with two-way trade reaching US$761 million last year.
The two countries boast much more potential for partnerships in spheres such as food technology, textiles and garments, machinery, medical equipment, medicine, and construction.
Thịnh pledged that Việt Nam would provide an optimal and safe environment for foreign investors, including those from Poland.
The same day, she visited the Vietnamese Embassy and talked to representatives of the Vietnamese expatriate community.
Poland is home to 30 organisations and associations established by Vietnamese people. — VNS