A gathering held to celebrate the National Day of Hungary (August 20) (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations and the municipal chapter of the Vietnam-Hungary Friendship Association (VHFA) held a gathering on August 20 to celebrate the National Day of Hungary (August 20).

Chairman of the VHFA’s municipal chapter Le Minh Triet highlighted the time-honoured friendship and growing cooperation between the two countries, including those between Ho Chi Minh City and Hungary’s Budapest capital.

He spoke of the role of the VHFA over the past years in connecting Vietnamese and Hungarian partners and closely working with the Hungarian Consulate General in HCM City to carry out numerous exchanges and cooperative and friendly activities between the two countries, and HCM City and Budapest in particular.

Hungarian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Baloghdi Tibor said after re-establishment in 2016, the Consulate General in the city has coordinated with Vietnamese partners to successfully organise activities in trade and investment promotion, cultural exchanges, music performances and art exhibitions.

The Consulate General will continue promoting various cooperative activities with Vietnamese partners in HCM City such as cultural exchange, music shows and cinematographic cooperation

HCM City and Budapest signed an agreement on increasing friendship and cooperation in 2015. Two years later, HCM City’s District 1 and Budapest’s District 11 set up friendly and cooperative relations. From this year, Hungary provides 200 scholarships for Vietnamese students, doubling that of 2017.-VNA