Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Ho Minh Tuan has called on host parliamentarians to urge their legislature and that of Europe to soon ratify the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) so as to bring practical benefits to all sides.
At a recent reception for a delegation of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament, the diplomat said the support by the parliamentarians will help enhance the friendship between the two countries in various fields, including economy, trade, investment, labour and vocational training.
He highlighted the fruitful development of the relations between Vietnam and the Czech Republic and the two legislative bodies in recent years, especially following visits and meetings between senior leaders of the two countries in 2017.
The visit to Vietnam by a delegation of the Chamber of Deputies’ Committee of Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sports last June helped opened up new cooperation opportunities for the two countries in vocational training, education and tourism, he said.
In reply, First Vice Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies Vojtech Filip affirmed the chamber’s support for stronger bilateral cooperation, adding that Czech lawmakers have expressed their backing for the EVFTA.
The two sides also discussed specific measures to boost bilateral cooperation, including sending Vietnamese workers to the Czech Republic and the exchange of students between medical schools.
The Czech parliamentarians pledged they will do their best to remove bottlenecks in bilateral collaboration.