Vietnam-Hungary Friendship Association convenes fifth congress hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) -
The fifth National Congress of the Vietnam-Hungary Friendship Association for the 2020-2025 term was held in Hanoi on October 10.

The congress elected a new executive committee of 41 members. Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Pham Cong Tac was elected as President of the Association for the 2020-2025 term.

The congress saw the attendance of Hungarian Ambassador to Vietnam Ory Csaba, President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organsiations (VUFO) Nguyen Phuong Nga, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, among others.

The Vietnam-Hungary Friendship Association has nearly 1,400 members.

In 2020, to share difficulties with Hungarian people during the COVID-19 pandemic, the association’s members raised funds to buy 10,400 facemasks and present them to the Hungarian people via the Hungarian Embassy in Vietnam.

At the congress, the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations presented the insignia "For Peace among Nations" and certificates of merit to individuals and collectives of the Vietnam-Hungary Friendship Association who have had outstanding achievements in people-to-people diplomacy activities during the last term./.