Culture, Friendship Exchange Between Vietnam and Bulgaria

On the occasion of the 68th anniversary of Hanoi's Liberation Day (October 10, 1954 - October 10, 2022) and the 114th anniversary of the Independence Day of Bulgaria (September 22, 1908 - September 22, 2022), Vietnam - Bulgaria Friendship Association of Hanoi organized the "Hanoi's Autumn" friendship exchange, the first activity of the Vietnam - Bulgaria "Hanoi's Autumn" program.

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Attending the program were Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria in Vietnam Marinela Petkova, Commercial Counselor of the Bulgaria Embassy in Vietnam Tsvetan Aleksov and his spouse, Vice President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations of Hanoi Nguyen Nam Hai and others.

Speaking at the program, the President of the Vietnam – Bulgaria Friendship Association in Hanoi Le Thu Ha stressed that the program will become an annual activity of the Vietnam – Bulgaria Friendship Association of Hanoi

The program is inspired by the friendship, nature, and the people of Vietnam – Bulgaria. There are three main activities: friendship exchange, photo exhibition “Bulgarian memories” and trade exchange, bringing a new nuance to foreign relations work. people of the Association as well as more exchanges and cohesion among members.

“Celebrating the 68th anniversary of Hanoi’s Liberation Day,” she said, “we are proud to remember the heroic years of resistance, fight, construction, and development of Hanoi to have a city for peace like today.”

The Vietnam - Bulgaria Friendship Association Hanoi city presents flowers to Ambassador Marinela Petkova (third from right) on the occasion of the 114th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Bulgaria.
The Vietnam – Bulgaria Friendship Association of Hanoi presents flowers to Ambassador Marinela Petkova (third from right) on the occasion of the 114th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Bulgaria (Photo: VNT).

She also said that 144 years ago was the declaration of independence of Bulgaria – the second homeland of each of the. Association’s members. Ha asked each member to be an enthusiastic “ambassador” to cultivate and strengthen the friendship between Vietnam and Bulgaria”.

Speaking at the program, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria in Vietnam Marinela Petkova said that the Vietnam – Bulgaria Friendship Association in Hanoi is one of the bridges to maintain the good people-to-people relationship between the two countries.

to the Association's people-to-people diplomacy.
“Hanoi’s autumn” program is the first activity of the Association in Vietnam – Bulgaria “Hanoi’s Autumn” program. (Photo: VNT).

“I always appreciate the efforts and initiatives of the Association through the organization of events to enhance cohesion and deepen the bond between the people of our two countries,” said the Ambassador.

A musical performance in the program.
A musical performance in the program.

With the theme “Hanoi’s autumn”, the program honors the historical and cultural values ​​of the two nations, helping people to feel more deeply the value of friendship and peace.

At the same time, it helps strengthens the traditional Vietnam – Bulgaria friendship, bringing the multifaceted cooperation between the two countries deeply and more effectively.

The Vietnam - Bulgaria Friendship Association, Hanoi City
Members of the Vietnam – Bulgaria Friendship Association of Hanoi at the event (Photo: VNT).

On the occasion, the Vietnam – Bulgaria Friendship Association in Hanoi announced the establishment of 2 branches. These are the Vietnam – Bulgaria Friendship Association Northern Hanoi with 27 members and the Chapter October with 37 members. So far, the Vietnam – Bulgaria Friendship Association in Hanoi has 5 branches.

Zoey Nguyễn