Hanoi (VNA) – A get-together was held in Hanoi on September 15 to celebrate the National Days of Vietnam (September 2) and Hungary (August 20).

Addressing the event, President of the Vietnam-Hungary Friendship Association Nguyen Dang Vang expressed his delight at the great achievements that people of both countries have gained in politics, economy, science-technology and education, as well as the progress of the bilateral relations.

Vang noted that in recent years, the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Hungary have been expanded and develop strongly in many areas.

Leaders of the two countries have made regular visits to each other’s country. Most recently, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visited Hungary in September 2018, while Hungarian PM Orban Vicktor came to Vietnam in September 2017, he said.

He expressed his hope that that along with activities to deepen the comprehensive partnership between the two countries, both sides will step up economic collaboration by signing more economic contracts.

Hungarian Ambassador to Vietnam Ory Csaba said that the Vietnam-Hungary relations have grown in all fields such as diplomacy, economy, education, culture, science and technology.

Currently, the two sides are organising many joint activities to promote the ties, he said, noting that the Hungarian Government has offered more scholarships to Vietnamese students, with 196 students have got the scholarships in 2019.

In 2020, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations, Hungary will launch 70 programmes with Vietnam in all fields such as culture, education, science-technology, and economy to mark the event, he revealed.-VNA