Hungarian President Áder János left Ho Chi Minh City on November 30, concluding his State visit to Vietnam from November 26-30 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang.

During his stay, the Hungarian leader had talks with President Truong Tan Sang and met with National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

The two sides voiced delight at bilateral friendship, and affirmed they always treasure the nations’ amity and multifaceted cooperation.

They agreed on coordination in organising activities such as photo exhibitions, film week, and arts troupe exchanges to celebrate the 65 th founding anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic relations so as to promote mutual understanding.

The leaders also agreed to enhance collaboration in various spheres like education-training, science-technology, security-defence, resources-environment, health care, and agriculture.

They concurred in fostering affiliation between the law-making bodies and promoting the operational effectiveness of the Inter-governmental Committee to soon realise reached agreements and commitments.

Vietnam asked for Hungary’s support for the early conclusion and signing of a free trade agreement between the former and the European Union.

At the meetings, Hungarian President Áder János and Vietnamese leaders discussed regional and international matters of mutual concern, including the East Sea issue, stressing that all disputes need to be settled peacefully on the basis of internationally recognised principles.

During the stay, President Áder János attended a round table talk on water resources, a conference of Vietnamese and Hungarian universities’ rectors, and a meeting of the Vietnam-Hungary Friendship Association. He also met with Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen The Thao, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan.

Vietnam and Hungary also signed several cooperation documents on agriculture, technology, communication and securities.-VNA