Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has told Hungarian Minister of Human Resources Balog Zoltan that Vietnam wants to further strengthen cooperation with Hungary in areas of education and training, science and technology, health, environment protection and high-quality human resource.

At a reception for the visiting Hungarian minister in Hanoi on March 4, Dung affirmed that Vietnam treasures the friendship and cooperation with Hungary and will work closely with Hungary to deepen their all-around ties for the development of both countries.

Describing Zoltan’s visit as an important step to boost multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries, he said Vietnamese people always remember the support that Hungary offered Vietnam during its fight for national liberation and reunification.

The PM expressed his hope that Hungary will increase the number of scholarships for Vietnamese students, open more training centres in Vietnam and speed up the progress of cooperation projects agreed by both countries.

In reply, Zoltan said Hungary hopes to foster cooperation with Vietnam in all fields, especially in economics, trade, investment, education and training, agriculture and health.

He affirmed that in the future, his country will continue raising the number of scholarships for Vietnamese students, and is willing to share its experience with Vietnam in agricultural development, healthcare, education and environmental protection.

With an already sound friendship, cooperation potential and joint efforts, Vietnam and Hungary will continue to enjoy fruitful cooperation in the future, said the minister.

The same day, Vietnam and Hungary signed an agreement on education and training cooperation.

Signatories were Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan and Hungarian Minister of Human Resources Balog Zoltan.

The two sides also agreed to boost bilateral cooperation between universities and research centres in the future.-VNA