Vietnam’s President Truong Tan Sang and his Hungarian counterpart Ader Janos have agreed to take measures to expand all-around cooperation between the two countries.
The agreement was reached at their meeting in Hanoi on November 27, during which the two sides said they will create good conditions for their businesses to research respective markets and seek partners in order to further tap their trade potential.
The two sides agreed to intensify bilateral cooperation in education and training, science technology, defense, security, and agriculture.
The Vietnamese leader President Truong Tan Sang hailed the Hungarian leader’s visit, considering it a new move to step up the two countries’ long-standing friendship and comprehensive cooperation.
Meanwhile, President Ader Janos confirmed that Hungary wants to further develop its relations with Vietnam as its traditional partner in the region.
In order to strengthen partnership, Hungary will open its consulate general in Ho Chi Minh City next year, the Hungarian President affirmed.
He added that the Hungary will increase the annual number of scholarships for Vietnamese students from 40 now to 100 from 2015.
The Vietnamese leader proposed Hungary provide Vietnam with more official development assistance (ODA) for projects in such fields as forestation, waste treatment, water resource management, and healthcare.
The guest told his host that Hungary will continue its efforts to contribute to enhancing the relations between Vietnam and the EU, finalizing the negotiations on their free trade agreement, and recognizing Vietnam as a market economy.
In respect of the East Sea issue, both sides shared the same view that any disputes must be resolved by peaceful means on the basis of international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC).
After the talks, the two Presidents witnessed the signing of several cooperation agreements between the two countries.