Cultural exchange helps tighten Vietnam - Hungary relations hinh anh 1Participants take a photo at the gala dinner and Hungarian traditional musical instrument concert programme on December 1 evening (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) - The Hungarian culture and food festival in Ho Chi Minh City has contributed to tightening the cultural ties between Vietnam and Hungary, thus further boosting the bilateral diplomatic relations, Hungarian Consul General in HCM City Szojka Eva Szilvia has said.

Addressing a gala dinner and Hungarian traditional musical instrument concert programme, one of the main events of the festival in the city on December 1 evening, the diplomat said that this is the largest diplomatic event held by the agency this year to popularise heritage and traditions of the central European country.

The festival kick-started from November 21 with a training course for young chefs of HCM City.

A Hungarian film week from November 25-29 screened five Hungarian movies and animations. Meanwhile, a charity programme took place in parallel with the film week to raise funds for the Association for the Support of Handicapped and Orphans in HCM City. 

A photo exhibition from November 29- December 4 is displaying 46 photos that won awards at the photo contest “365 Hungary” of Hungary, introducing architectural, cultural and natural heritage of the country to Vietnamese friends.

The Hungarian consul thanked Vietnamese partners for their support for the series of cultural events, expressing her belief that the Hungary – Vietnam relations will become stronger in the future.

Hungary is now one of the leading important partners of Vietnam in Central - Eastern Europe./.