Slovakia wants stronger ties with Vietnam HCMC – Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said yesterday that his country wanted to expand the traditional relationship and multifaceted cooperation with Vietnam, the Vietnam News Agency reports. The two government leaders agreed that bilateral economic and trade relations had developed but these achievements had yet to live up to their potential. He lauded the re-opening of the Slovakian embassy in Vietnam, describing this as a milestone in bilateral relations. The Slovakian government leader arrived in Vietnam on Saturday for a three-day official visit. After their talks, the two PMs witnessed the signing of an agreement on double taxation avoidance and prevention of income tax evasion, a memorandum of understanding between Vietnam’s Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs and Slovakia’s Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Family, and regulations regarding the Vietnam-Slovakia Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation.