Hungary - Vietnam relations will increasingly develop: Hungarian NA official hinh anh 1
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue met with his Hungarian counterpart László Kövér on June 27 last year. (Photo: VNA)

She made the statement in a recent interview granted to Vietnam News Agency correspondents in France on the sidelines of the Vietnamese Women’s Forum in Europe held in early June in the Hungarian capital of Budapest.

Mátrai appreciated the sound relationship between the two legislatures, which has developed on three pillars. They are the cooperation of the two countries' Friendship Parliamentary Groups, links between specialised committees and ties between the two NA Offices.

A series of activities were organised in late last June, including the visit of NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, business and educational forums and cultural events, reflecting that the relationship between the two countries has grown across multiple fields, she said.

According to her, the political and diplomatic relations between the two countries play a leading role, while economic and trading ties are also indispensable.

At the meeting between the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and NA Chairman Hue during the Vietnamese top legistor's visit to Hungary last year, the two sides discussed a wide range of measures to further promote their economic collaboration, she said.

According to Mátrai, the signing of a series of bilateral cooperation agreements serves as a good foundation for boosting ties between the two countries. Especially, eight Vietnamese universities signed collaboration programmes with Hungarian partners within the framework of the visit, she noted.

Hungary - Vietnam relations will increasingly develop: Hungarian NA official hinh anh 2
Márta Mátrai, first officer of the Hungarian National Assembly (Photo: VNA)

Hungary provides 200 scholarships for Vietnamese students to study in the Eastern European country every year, she said, emphasising that the move aims to help more young people be trained in Hungary, with this group being the ones who will serve as a bridge boosting the relationship between the two countries in the future.

Mátrai also highly appreciated the establishment of the Hungarian Club in Hanoi in early 2023 which aims to bring together alumni who have studied in Hungary and young people who are interested in learning about the Eastern European country.

She believed that it will strengthen people-to-people exchanges and help Vietnamese people gain a better understanding of Hungary./. VNA