National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (R) receives Swedish Ambassador to Việt Nam Pereric Hogberg yesterday. – VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
HÀ NỘI – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân has suggested Sweden continue supporting Việt Nam in realising millennium development goals and enhance co-operation with the country in trade, education-training, science-technology and health care.
During a reception for Swedish Ambassador to Việt Nam Pereric Hogberg yesterday, the top legislator applauded the Swedish Government’s efforts to encourage and support Swedish enterprises’ investment in Việt Nam, affirming that Sweden is an important trade partner of Việt Nam.
Việt Nam will create favourable conditions for the diplomat to complete his duties, Ngân stated, expressing her hope that the ambassador would boost relations between the two countries and their legislative bodies.
For his part, Hogberg agreed with the host’s suggestion to hasten EU approval of a free trade agreement with Việt Nam in 2017 and recognise the country’s market economy status.
Earlier the same day, the NA Chairwoman received Hungarian Ambassador to Việt Nam Ory Csaba.
Ngân hoped that the two countries’ ministries and sectors would reach a consensus on the list of projects using preferential credits worth 440 million euro (US$468.4 million) pledged by Hungary.
The ambassador said his country wished to develop relations with Việt Nam, including expanding co-operation and establishing ties among the two countries’ localities. – VNS