Vietnamese Ambassador to Hungary Nguyen Tien Thuc on March 19 presented certificates of merit awarded by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh to the Hungary – Vietnam Friendship Association (HVFA) and its three leaders in honour of their active contributions to bilateral friendship.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Hungary Nguyen Tien Thuc presents certificate of merit to Hungary – Vietnam Friendship Association (Photo: Vietnamese Embassy in Hungary)
Budapest (VNA) – Vietnamese Ambassador to Hungary
Nguyen Tien Thuc on March 19 presented certificates of merit awarded by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign
Minister Pham Binh Minh to the Hungary – Vietnam Friendship
Association (HVFA) and its three leaders in honour of their active
contributions to bilateral friendship.
The honorees were 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,
Ambassador Thuc 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.
He 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.
HVFA Vice Chairman Váraljai
Márton affirmed that 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
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.
Delegates at the event (Photo: Vietnamese Embassy in Hungary)
Founded on April 27, 1989, the HVFA
comprises mostly Hungarian war veterans who joined the ICCS during 1973-1975.
It now groups over 130 members, including Vietnamese living in the
Activities of the organisation include 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