The Vietnam-Hungary Friendship Association (VHFA) will continue its people-to-people diplomacy mission along with promoting bilateral cooperation between the two countries, especially on economy, trade, culture, education and science technology.

The association’s task for the 2014-2019 tenure were agreed upon at its fourth national congress in Hanoi on November 18.

Addressing the event, Vice President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Nguyen Thi Hoang Van hailed the VHFA’s achievements in developing Vietnam-Hungary ties during the previous tenure.

She also urged the association to continue enhancing its connections with Hungary-based friends, partners and Vietnamese communities, acting as a bridge between the two countries and their peoples.

Hungarian Ambassador to Vietnam Torda Eszter said the embassy will actively work with the VHFA to develop relations between the two peoples.

The congress elected a 46-member executive committee, with former Vice Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for Science, Technology and Environment Nguyen Dang Vang as President.

On the occasion, several VHFA units and individuals were honoured for their active contributions to people-to-people diplomacy.-VNA