Week Brings A Glimpse of Vietnamese Culture to Hungarian

It is the first cultural event after a two-year suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Ambassador Nguyen Thi Bich Thao and delegates at the opening ceremony of Vietnam Culture Week 2022 in Hungary. Source: baoquocte.vn
Ambassador Nguyen Thi Bich Thao and delegates at the opening ceremony of Vietnam Culture Week 2022 in Hungary. Source: baoquocte.vn

The Vietnam Culture Week 2022 is underway in District 3, Budapest, Hungary from September 10-24, VNA reported.

The cultural event took place when the two countries have just celebrated the 72nd founding anniversary of diplomatic relations and are looking towards the 5th founding anniversary of comprehensive partnership.

In her opening speech, Vietnamese Ambassador to Hungary Nguyen Thi Bich Thao said the event aims to raise mutual understanding and exchanges between the two countries’ people via popularising Vietnam, its culture, food and people to the European nation.

She affirmed that culture and tourism are promising cooperation areas in their bilateral comprehensive partnership, and asked for similar activities to be held in other Hungarian localities.

Mayor of District 3 Kiss László hoped the event will help local residents understand more about the united and law-abiding Vietnamese community living there, thus opening up the prospects of bilateral collaboration.

Participants at the event are treated to music performances, ao dai (traditional dress) shows and traditional Vietnamese dishes, along with a photo exhibition on Vietnam beauty.

Ambassador Nguyen Thi Bich Thao introduced to delegates at the corner of Vietnam.
Ambassador Nguyen Thi Bich Thao introduced to delegates at the Vietnam corner. Source: baoquocte.vn
An art performance at the event
An art performance at the event. Source: baoquocte.vn
Meeting with the delegaties before the launching ceremony. Source: obuda.hu
Meeting with the delegaties before the launching ceremony. Source: obuda.hu

During a working session with the Vietnamese ambassador, László affirmed that District 3 is ready to welcome Vietnamese delegations and coordinate with the Vietnamese side in organising cultural events.

He committed his support for the Vietnamese community living there, and proposed establishing twinning ties with a Vietnamese locality.

Vietnam and Hungary share a traditional friendship and good multifaceted cooperation with a history of over seven decades.

Two-way trade between the two nations topped USD 1 billion in 2020, and USD 1.1 billion last year.

Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh in July successfully wrapped up his official visits to Hungary.

Discussing concrete measures to promote ties, the two sides agreed to strengthen exchanges via Party-to-Party channels, parliamentary, Government, and people-to-people exchanges.

Hannah Nguyen