National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (L) and Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Source: VNA) 
Prague (VNA) – The Czech newswire Euro.cz has underscored the importance of a meeting between President Milos Zeman and President Tran Dai Quang during his upcoming Vietnam visit from June 5-8.

In the article, it said the Czech Republic wants Vietnam to off visa waivers for Czech tourists and launch a direct flight linking Hanoi with Prague to boost tourism and trade.

According to the article, the Czech President will be accompanied by a business delegation led by President of the Czech Confederation of Industry and Transport Jaroslav Hanak, reflecting their interest in Vietnam’s market thanks to an abundant and low-cost workforce and business incentives.

The tens of thousands of Vietnamese people living in the Czech Republic have been recognised as an ethnic minority.

Two-way trade between the two nations neared 800 million USD. In the first half of 2016, some 30 Czech businesses invested over 170 million USD in Vietnam, ranking 40th among 150th countries and territories.-VNA