A seminar featuring Vietnam’s achievements and Vietnam - Czech Republic ties was held in Prague on March 19 by the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM)(Photo: VNA)

Prague (VNA) – A seminar featuring Vietnam’s achievements and Vietnam - Czech Republic ties was held in Prague on March 19 by the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM).

In his speech, Vietnamese Counsellor in the Czech Republic Tran Vinh Bac briefed on Vietnam’s achievements during more than 30 years of Doi moi (renovation), especially in socio-economic development and international cooperation in 2017.

He highlighted the thriving bilateral relations, saying that the two countries have maintained traditional political ties through many mutual high-ranking visits. Economic-trade and investment cooperation has been expanded, with two-way trade hitting 1 billion USD for the first time in 2017.

The diplomat voiced his hope that the two nations will foster bilateral cooperation in the future, especially in tourism, labour, education and university training.

For his part, Josek Skala, Vice President of the KSCM, said Doi moi is a valuable lesson for the party’s members. He said the two countries should address issues of mutual concern such as trade balance and visa procedure simplification, thus enhancing bilateral cooperation in the coming time.

At the seminar, participants discussed cooperation and investment opportunities for Czech businesses in Vietnam, spotlighted in a recently-published book on Vietnam’s market.

Emerging challenges and measures to foster Vietnam-Czech relations, as well as the East Sea issue were also on the agenda. Participants agreed that the East Sea disputes need to be solved peacefully in accordance with international law.

An exhibition featuring 30 photos and documents on Vietnam’s sea and island sovereignty, landscapes and people was also held on this occasion.-VNA