|National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân at a crystal showroom of the Moser company on her visit to the Karlovy Vary region of the Czech Republic on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức|
PRAGUE — National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân visited the Karlovy Vary region of the Czech Republic on Thursday as part of her official trip to the European nation.
At a meeting with the Vietnamese delegation, Karlovy Vary City mayor Petr Kulhanek introduced the history of his city, which is the venue of many regional and international film festivals. The city also houses a number of famous crystal producers, he noted.
The mayor spoke highly of the industriousness of Vietnamese people in Karlovy Vary, adding that the second- and third-generation Vietnamese in the Czech Republic have good academic results. He said he views them as a link to strengthen the two nations’ friendship.
Ngân thanked the local authorities for creating optimum conditions for Vietnamese people to integrate into the Czech society. She said at her meetings with Czech leaders, the two sides agreed on the need to intensify the countries’ traditional friendship and multifaceted co-operation.
She voiced her hope that Karlovy Vary leaders will encourage local businesses and people to increase trade, investment, cultural and tourism co-operation with Vietnamese localities. She also asked for further favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community there.
The top legislator also invited the region’s officials to visit and set up co-operative relations with Vietnamese localities. — VNS