Czech PM hosts welcome ceremony for Vietnamese counterpart
16:20 | 17/04/2019

VGP – Czech PM Andrej Babis hosted a welcome ceremony for his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc on April 17. 


Czech PM Andrej Babis hosts a welcome ceremony for his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc on April 17, 2019 - Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu

After the welcoming ceremony, the two PMs led the high-ranking delegations to begin the talks, identifying key cooperative areas in the time ahead. 

The two PMs review the Guard of Honor, April 17, 2019 - Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu

PM Phuc’s visit to the Czech Republic is held in after 12 years of Prime Minister-level exchange and ahead of the 70thanniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties.  

Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu

The Czech Republic recognized Overseas Vietnamese (around 70,000 ones) as one of the ethnic minority communities. 

After the welcome ceremony, the two PMs hold talks - Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu

In the 2014-2018 period, the bilateral trade value increased 68.47% from US$697 million in 2014 to US$1.2 billion in 2018. 

In 2018, Viet Nam ranked 36th among 200 trade partners of the Czech Republic. The Southeast Asian nation was listed among 28 largest exporters of the Czech Republic. Currently, Viet Nam is one of the Czech Republic's 12 prioritized trade markets. 

By Thuy Dung

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