VOV.VN - A Hungarian culture and food festival held in Ho Chi Minh City has contributed to tightening the cultural links between the nation and Hungary, thereby further reinforcing bilateral diplomatic relations, according to Szojka Eva Szilvia, consul general for Hungary in Ho Chi Minh City.
Upon addressing a gala dinner and Hungarian traditional musical instrument concert programme, one of the main events of the festival held on the evening of December 1 in the southern city, the diplomat said that this marks the largest diplomatic event held by the agency this year. Indeed, it serves to popularise heritage and traditions of the Central European country.
The festival got underway on November 21 with a training course held for young chefs of Ho Chi Minh City.
A film week from November 25 to November 29 screened five Hungarian movies and animations. Meanwhile, a charity programme took place alongside the film week in order to raise funds for the Association for the Support of Handicapped and Orphans in Ho Chi Minh City.
Furthermore, a photo exhibition running from November 29 to December 4 is displaying 46 photos that won awards at the “365 Hungary” photo contest, introducing architectural, cultural, and natural heritage of the country to Vietnamese friends.
The Hungarian consul therefore thanked Vietnamese partners for their support for the series of cultural events, expressing belief that joint ties will become stronger in the future.
Hungary is now one of the country’s leading important partners in Central Europe.