Dr. Botz László, head of the Hungary-Vietnam Friendship Association, said that he and his colleagues were honoured to be selected as members of the delegation because it was the first time that Hungary had participated in an international mission to monitor and protect peace abroad.
During their stay in Vietnam, they saw with their own eyes and admired Vietnamese people’s sacrifices and heroic spirit in the struggle for national liberation and reunification as well as support of international friends for Vietnam.
Upon returning to Hungary, László and his colleagues founded the Hungary-Vietnam Friendship Association to help Hungarians further understand Vietnam and promote the friendship between the two countries.
In her address, Vietnamese Ambassador to Hungary Nguyen Thi Bich Thao affirmed that Vietnam is always grateful for valuable support from international friends, including Hungarians, in its past struggle for national liberation and reunification, as well as in the current national construction and defense.
She thanked the Hungarian Government and people for providing Vietnam with the AstraZeneca vaccine and medical supplies to help the Southeast Asian nation combat the ongoing fight against COVID-19.
Ambassador Thao expressed her wish that the Hungary - Vietnam Friendship Association and Hungarian friends who love Vietnam will continue to accompany the Vietnamese Association in Hungary to further strengthen the traditional friendship and comprehensive partnership between the two countries.