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VN, Czech-Moravia Parties step up ties

Update: November, 01/2016 - 08:00
President Trần Đại Quang holds a reception for visiting KSCM Chairman Vojtech Filip in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – President Trần Đại Quang suggested the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) and the Communist Party of the Czech Republic and Moravia (KSCM) enhance their political ties through regular exchange of delegations, contributing to boosting relations between the two countries.

Việt Nam appreciates the achievements the KSCM has gained over the years, the President said at a reception for KSCM Chairman Vojtech Filip, who is also Vice Chairman of the Czech Parliament’s Chamber of Deputies, in Hà Nội yesterday.

He thanked the KSCM and the Chairman for their support to the CPV, as well as Vietnamese people in the Czech Republic.

President Quang lauded Vojtech Filip for his efforts in boosting legislative co-operation between the two countries.

Many delegations of the Việt Nam National Assembly visited the Czech Republic to exchange experience in law-making and supervision activities, he said, noting that the close legislative ties will contribute to strengthening two countries’ relations.

The President called on the Czech Parliament to continue supporting the partnership and co-operation between Việt Nam and the EU, helping the two sides reach a free trade agreement and encouraging the EU to recognise Việt Nam’s market economy status.

Việt Nam is willing to assist the Czech Republic to enhance its relations with ASEAN, he said.

The host lauded the fruitful development of the two countries’ political and diplomatic links, as evidenced through regular exchanges of delegations and their effective co-ordination at regional and international forums.

However, two-way trade has yet to match potential, he said, suggesting the two sides expand their affiliation in trade and investment.

KSCM Chairman Filip said Việt Nam and the Czech Republic have not fully tapped their potential for co-operation, especially in trade and investment.

Many Czech businesses have expressed their wish to study co-operation opportunities with Vietnamese partners in training pilots and producing vehicles, along with wind and solar power projects, he said.

Filip is in Việt Nam to attend the 18th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties which took place in Hà Nội from October 28-29.

Earlier, he was received by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. — VNS

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