Vietnam praises Hungary-Vietnam Friendship Association leaders
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They are HVFA Chairman Dr. Botz László, Vice Chairman Col. Nagy Gyula, and Col. Imre Lajos from the Group of Hungarian War Veterans who joined the International Commission of Control and Supervision  (ICCS) from 1973-1975.

Speaking at the event, the Vietnamese Ambassador said it is a recognition of the Vietnamese Government and the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry in particular for the HVFA’s active contributions to bilateral cooperation and friendship.

Mr. Nguyen Tien Thuc thanked the HVFA for working closely with the Vietnamese Embassy and Hungarian authorities to successfully hold activities marking the 70th anniversary of Vietnam – Hungary diplomatic ties last year. He wished that the HVFA would continue serving as an important bridge to popularise the two countries’ cultures to increase mutual understanding and trust.

According to Vice Chairman of HVFA Váraljai Márton, the Hungarian people always hold special affection for Vietnam. He promised to continue working with the Vietnamese Embassy in Hungary, authorities and localities of the two nations to further foster bilateral friendship.

HVFA leaders also congratulated Thuc on completing his tenure in Hungary with success and wished that he would continue joining activities to step up bilateral exchanges.

Founded on April 27, 1989, the HVFA has mostly Hungarian war veterans who joined the ICCS during 1973-1975. It now has over 130 members, including Vietnamese living in the European nation.

The HVFA usually organize activities such as receiving visiting delegations of Vietnamese war veterans and the Vietnam – Hungary Friendship Association, and holding cultural activities such as painting exhibitions, screening of documentaries about Vietnam, and music and fashion shows of Vietnamese national costumes in Hungary./.


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