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HCM City (VNA) – The Consulate General of Hungary in Ho Chi Minh Ciy on March 16 held a celebration to mark the anniversary of the 1848-1849 revolution against the Habsburge Empire and the fight for freedom.

Congratulating Hungary on its national day, which falls on March 15, Le Thanh Liem, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, affirmed that Vietnam always remembers Hungarian people’s support during its struggle for national liberation as well as current socio-economic building.

Hungarian Consulate General’s resumption of its operation in early 2016 after 10 years of interruption is clear evidence for two countries’ sound relations, Liem said, adding that scholarship programmes as well as cultural exchanges have consolidated solidarity between Hungarians and HCM City people.

HCM City and Hungary’s Budapest capital inked an agreement to set up friendship and cooperation in 2015 and the two are making efforts to flesh out projects in the fields of healthcare, classical music and water supply and sewerage system management, contributing to developing sound relations between the two countries, Liem highlighted.

For his part, Hungarian Consul General Baloghdi Tobor underscored that traditional friendship between Vietnam and Hungary is a solid basis to diversify collaboration.

Speaking highly of the southern hub’s potential to become a regional trade centre, Tobor said that Hungarian enterprises want to cooperate with HCM City’s partners in water resources management, healthcare, transportation, agriculture, food safety and smart city construction projects.

Cooperation programmes between Hungary and HCM City have gained robust achievements in education, culture and tourism, which helps lift up relations between two countries.

In addition to a plan promoting in-depth training for the city’s doctors, more than 200 medical students are studying at renowned universities in Hungary.

The Hungarian music festival has become an annual cultural event in HCM City with stellar performances delivered by Hungarian music talents.-VNA