|The working session between the Vietnamese delegaion and representatives from the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic
Filip made the suggestion during a meeting with head of the Vietnam National Assembly's Economic Committee Vu Hong Thanh who led a delegation to pay a working visit to the Czech Republic from June 25-27.
There are no obstacles in strengthening cooperation between the two countries, he affirmed, expressing his wish to bolster bonds with Vietnam in many fields of their need such as automobile manufacturing, defence industry, agriculture, and energy.
For his part, Vu Hong Thanh hoped that Filip, in his position, would continuously contribute to fostering the bilateral ties and the relations between the two countries’ legislative bodies in particular.
He asked the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic to approve and support the European Parliament’s ratification for the European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, thus boosting economic, trade and investment collaboration between Vietnam and the EU in general and the Czech Republic in particular.
As part of the visit, the Vietnamese delegation had a working session with representatives from the Committee on National Economy of the Czech Republic's Senate, during which the two sides shared experience in building legal system on management, urban development and locality.
Thanh affirmed the Czech Republic is a traditional and important partner of Vietnam in the Central and Eastern Europe.
Vietnam has demand on import of public transport vehicles, agriculture machines, electronics, precise mechanical devices, glass, crystal and beer, he said, adding that Vietnam is willing to be a bridge linking the Czech Republic with other ASEAN countries.
The Czech side said Vietnam is one of the priorities in the Czech Republic’s export strategy in Asia in 2012-2020, and the country wants to receive Vietnamese high-quality and skilled labourers to work in the field of health.
During their stay, the Vietnamese guests also met with officials from the Ministry of Regional Development, the Committee on Public Administration, Regional Development of the Senate, and the Prague Institute of Planning and Development.