PM Begins Official Visit to Czech Republic

3:43:20 PM | 4/17/2019

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc on April 16 arrived at the Vaclav Havel international airport in Prague, starting an official visit to the Czech Republic at the invitation of his Czech counterpart Andrej Babis.

The Vietnamese delegation includes Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh, Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung, leaders from ministries, agencies and five localities of Hai Phong, Quang Binh, Ha Tinh, Lao Cai and Ben Tre.

The Vietnamese PM and his entourage were met at the airport by Czech Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Martin Tlapa, Czech Ambassador to Viet Nam Vitezslav Grepl and Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Ho Minh Tuan.

During the visit, PM Phuc is scheduled to hold talks with his Czech counterpart, meet with the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament, pay a courtesy visit to the Czech President, and attend a Vietnamese-Czech business forum.

The two PMs will witness the signing ceremony of cooperative agreements and co-chair a press conference after their talks.

The same day, PM Phuc met with Honorary President of Czech-Viet Nam Friendship Association Marcel Winter and Chairman of the Board and CEO of Home Credit Jiri Smejc, one of Czech largest investors in Viet Nam operating in loan services.

At the meeting with Jiri Smejc, the Vietnamese PM suggested Home Credit pour more investment in Viet Nam’s banks.

Appraising the effective operation of the company in Viet Nam, the PM asserted to direct functional agencies to facilitate Czech investors, thus promoting the two nations’ cooperative relations in the time ahead.

Source: VGP