Party chief meets Hungarian Socialist Party Chairman hinh anh 1General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong (left) and Hungarian Socialist Party Chairman Tóth Bertalan. (Source: VNA)

Bundapest (VNA) General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong on September 9 expressed his hope that the Hungarian Socialist Party (HSP) will continue to support Vietnam as well as policies towards the country.

At a meeting with HSP Chairman Tóth Bertalan in Bundapest as part of his ongoing official visit to Hungary, the Party chief called on the HSP to help the 5,000-strong Vietnamese community in Hungary to integrate into the host society, while contributing to the comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

The leader affirmed that his visit aims to consolidate and advance the bilateral traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation.

He highlighted Hungary’s support for the just cause of Vietnamese people during the past struggle for independence, as well as the present national construction and development.

Vietnam always keeps in mind the valuable and effective assistance of the Hungarian State and people, he said, adding that various Vietnamese generations have studied in Hungary and many of them have held important positions in the State apparatus as well as socio-economic life of Vietnam after returning home.

Hungary provides 200 scholarships to Vietnamese students each year who serve as an important bridge for the bilateral relations, he said.

For his part, Tóth Bertalan described Party General Secretary Trong’s visit as an important event in the history of the bilateral relationship.

The HSP always supports policies that aim to further consolidate and enhance the fine friendship and cooperation with Vietnam, he said.

Regardless of time, Hungary is always a faithful and close friend of Vietnam, he added, affirming the faithful friendship as an immutable value.

Hungary is a door for Vietnam to expand its relations with the European Union while Vietnam serves as a gateway for Hungary to step up its ties with Southeast Asia and Asia at large, the host said, expressing his hope that the Vietnamese Party chief’s visit will open up door for both sides.

Party General Secretary Trong’s official visit to Hungary from September 8-11 is made at the invitation of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.-VNA