Party chief’s visits create new push for ties with Russia, Hungary
Updated : Wednesday, September 12, 2018 3:04 PM (GMT+0700)

PartyGeneral Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s official visits to Russia and Hungary fromSeptember 5 to 11 were very successful, creating conditions for developingVietnam’s relations with the two countries in a comprehensive, substantive andmore profound manner.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin
- Photo: VNA

This is the assessment ofHoang Binh Quan, Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’sCommission for External Relations, during an interview with the press to reviewthe major outcomes of the trips, made at the invitation of Russian PresidentVladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

He said the official visitscreated new momentum for Vietnam’s partnerships with the countries, noting thatit was the first trip by the top Vietnamese leader to Russia since RussianPresident Putin were re-elected last March. It affirmed Vietnam’s consistentpolicy of considering Russia as a partner of leading importance.

Meanwhile, the visit toHungary was the first by a Vietnamese Party General Secretary to a CentralEastern European nation in nearly three decades, affirming Hungary’s role as aleading partner of Vietnam in this region. During this trip, the two sideslifted their relations to a comprehensive partnership, thus creating a newmilestone and driving force for bilateral connections.

Noting the tours’ outstandingoutcomes, Quan said the visits created new driving forces for Vietnam’srelations with Russia and Hungary to enter a new development stage and enhancepolitical trust, thereby forming a solid foundation for reinforcing cooperationin all aspects.

He added the Party GeneralSecretary and leaders of Russia and Hungary had open and substantivediscussions to share their stance and promote the important common perceptionson the need to boost consultation and coordination at multilateral forums.

These visits also helpedcement the traditional and faithful solidarity and cohesion between theVietnamese people and their Russian and Hungarian peers, the official noted.

Regarding the prospects forVietnam’s relations with the two countries, he said the trips’ outcomes showedthat both Russia and Hungary respect Vietnam’s role in the region and want tobring comprehensive cooperation with the Southeast Asian nation to a newheight.

The Vietnamese Party chiefand Russian and Hungarian leaders made substantive assessment of bilateral tiesand specified strategic directions and concrete measures for tightening theirlinks, Quan said.

With the time-testedfriendship, strong political connections, the leaders’ determination and thetrips’ fine outcomes, Vietnam believes that its relations with Russia andHungary will reach a new level, he noted.

The Chairman of the Partycommission added both Russian President Putin and Hungarian Prime MinisterOrban accepted the invitation to visit Vietnam in the near future, which alsoreflects their respect for relations with Vietnam. Their visits will providemore driving force for Vietnam’s ties with the two nations.


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