Budapest (MTI) – The joint economic committee of Hungary and Vietnam held a three-day session in Hanoi to set directions for the next few years and discuss cooperative projects.
State secretary Istvan Mikola, the head of the Hungarian delegation, told MTI by phone on Friday that the talks focused on key areas of cooperation such as business development, energy, infrastructure, science and education, agriculture, water management, health, and tourism.
Participants in the meeting decided on the construction of a new hospital with 500 beds, as well as a centre for cancer patients, Mikola said.
Hungary will help create a population registry in Vietnam, he said.
Mikola confirmed that Hungary would reopen its consulate-general in Ho Chi Minh City this year.
The state secretary also held talks with deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai, deputy minister for health Le Quang Cuong and other senior officials.