A cultural show themed "Dialogue through art and music" was recently held in New York as a joint effort of the Permanent Missions of Vietnam and Hungary to the United Nations with the aim to strengthen friendship and understanding between nations.

The June 25 event saw the attendance of Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General of the UN and Deputy Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) as well as ambassadors, heads of missions to the UN.

At the show, Vietnamese pianist Chau Giang and renowned artists from the Budapest Opera and other countries performed famous works of Zoltan Kodaly, Franz Liszt, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Erik Satie.

The representation "Dialogue through art and music" was organised on the initiative of Ambassador Katalin Bogyay, former President of the General Assembly of UNESCO for the 36th term (2011-2013), and currently head of the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the United Nations.-VNA