Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has called on the Slovakian Government to continue to
create the best conditions for Vietnamese businesses in Slovakia and ensure equality
for hundreds of Vietnamese workers in the country.
At a meeting with Slovakian Deputy PM and
Minister of Interior Robert Kalinak in
Bratislava, Slovakia, on September 20, Deputy PM Hue said Slovakia and Vietnam
boast great potential for cooperation.
Slovakia is Vietnam’s largest trade partner in Central and
Eastern Europe while Vietnam is Slovakia’s 14th biggest trade
partner, said Hue.
Host and guest agreed to devise cooperation mechanisms for
action plans, organise trade promotion activities, connect businesses and
localities of the two countries, and help enterprises invest in the respective
They also discussed the benefits of the EU-Vietnam Free
Trade Agreement to Vietnamese and Slovakian businesses and people, and agreed
to push for the signing of the deal.
Kalinak expressed his belief that Hue’s visit to Slovakia,
his first visit to the Central European nation in his capacity as Vietnamese
Deputy PM, will advance ties between the two countries.
Slovakia is Vietnam’s faithful and close friend, and stands
ready to support the country in any circumstances, he affirmed.
The same day, Deputy PM Hue visited the Trnava region where chairman
of the region Tibor Mikus affirmed that Trnava people have special sentiments
Trnava plans to step up investment and trade activities in
Vietnam while encouraging Vietnamese enterprises to operate in the region.
Deputy PM Hue said the Vietnamese Government welcomes Slovak
localities, including Trnava, to establish twin relationships with Vietnamese
cities and provinces to boost connectivity and create opportunities for the two
sides’ firms and people.
He also talked about possibilities for cooperation in fields
of Trnava’s strengths such as heavy industry, chemicals, electricity, electronics,
auto manufacturing, wood processing and high-tech.
The official called on Trnava authorities to continue their
support and create optimal conditions for the 400-strong Vietnamese community
in the region.
In Horne Saliby town of Trnava, Deputy PM Hue and the
authorities of Trnava and Horne Saliby inaugurated a plaque in memory of
President Ho Chi Minh’s visit to the town on September 18, 1957. -VNA