Bulgaria backs early signing of EU-Vietnam FTA hinh anh 1At the seminar (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – As holding the presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), Bulgaria advocates the early signing and approval of the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), a Bulgarian official has said.

Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Economy Lachezar Borisov made the affirmation at a recent seminar in Bulgaria, which held by the Embassy of Vietnam in the country and the University of National and World Economy (UNWE).

He highlighted the traditional relationship between Vietnam and Bulgaria, expressing his belief that the new economic cooperation model will practically contribute to promoting the bilateral relations.

Borisov also applauded Vietnam for signing the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

At the seminar, dozens of speeches were delivered by representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy, Bulgaria’s ministries of economy, foreign affairs and tourism, providing participants with information and contents related to the EVFTA, and analyses of opportunities and benefits brought by the trade pact.

Participants also focused their discussion on how to boost economic and trade links between Vietnam with the EU in general, and with Bulgaria in particular.

In the framework of the event, a photo and material exhibition was arranged, aiming to promote Vietnam’s land, people and development achievements.

In the context that Bulgaria is the presidency of the Council of the EU, the event was hoped to contribute to accelerating the signing of EVFTA, and fostering the traditional relationship between Vietnam and Bulgaria as well.-VNA