CPV wants to beef up ties with Hungarian Socialist Party hinh anh 1Truong Thi Mai, head of the CPVCC’s Mass Mobilisation Commission, visits the Vietnamese Embassy in Hungary (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) wishes to maintain and consolidate cooperation with the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP), said Truong Thi Mai, Secretary of the CPV Central Committee (CPVCC) and head of the CPVCC’s Mass Mobilisation Commission.

Mai told head of the MSZP’s national board Hiller Istvan, also Deputy Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly, during their talks in Budapest on September 5 that the CPV advocates expanding relations with political parties worldwide on the principles of independence, self-control, equality and mutual respect.

Reviewing traditional ties between Vietnam and Hungary, she thanked Hungary for its support to Vietnam during the past struggle for national liberation and the present national construction.

She lauded the MSZP and Hungary’s stance on the East Sea issue, noting her wish that Hungary will raise its voice to protect the “respect for law” spirit and support the settlement of disputes by peaceful measures on the basis of international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea.

For his part, Hiller Istvan said the MSZP is working to prepare for parliamentary elections scheduled in spring 2018.

Sharing the MSZP’s experience in ensuring intra-party solidarity, the host said parties in the Hungarian National Assembly have agreed to support enhanced cooperation with Vietnam.

He pledged that the MSZP will encourage the Hungarian National Assembly to support the EU’s early signing of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and its recognition of Vietnam’s market economy status.

The same day, the Party delegation visited the Vietnamese Embassy in Hungary.

They are on a working visit to Hungary from September 5-9.-VNA