Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has called for Hungary to support Vietnam in expanding cooperation with European Union (EU) countries and Free Trade Area negotiations with the EU.

Dung made the remarks at a meeting with visiting Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister cum Minister of Public Administration and Justice, Tibor Navracsics, in Hanoi on November 15.

Recalling the fine traditional friendship between the two countries and Hungarian support of the host’s national struggle in the past and its current socio-economic development, the PM stressed that Vietnam highly values the multilateral cooperation with Hungary on a win-win basis, for the development of each country.

Dung suggested that the two sides should accelerate exchanges of delegations at all levels, support each other at regional and international forums, and increase cooperation in economics, trade, investment, education-training, culture and tourism.

Dung added that he hopes Hungary will continue to provide Official Development Assistance to Vietnam.

Navracsics said that his visit aims to boost multidimensional cooperation with Vietnam, especially in judicial and legal areas, which will serve as a spring-board for other cooperative fields of mutual interest.

The Hungarian leader affirmed that his country is willing to share its 20-year experience in judicial reform with Vietnam .

The guest also expressed wishes to increase cooperation in the fields of health, education, environment and food processing.-VNA