President of the Senate of the Czech Republic Milan Stech (Source: blesk.cz)

Hanoi (VNA) - President of the Senate of the Czech Republic Milan Stech arrived in Hanoi on November 15, beginning an official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung.

During the visit, which will last until November 20, the Czech Senate leader is scheduled to hold talks with NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, pay courtesy visits and hold meetings with Vietnam senior leaders.

He will also visit some places of historical, cultural interest and famous tourist attractions in Hanoi, Quang Ninh, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City.

The year 2015 marks the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the Czech Republic (February 2).

The Czech Republic considers Vietnam one of the 12 most potential markets.

Two-way trade between the two countries doubled in the past five years to reach 670 million USD in 2014.-VNA