Ambassador of Vietnam to Hungary Nguyen Thi Bich Thao addresses the event - Photo: György Konkoly-Thege

Vietnam celebrates 77th anniversary of National Day

Ambassador of Vietnam to Hungary Nguyen Thi Bich Thao welcomed some 400 guests at a reception in Stefánia Palota, Budapest, on August 23, 2022 to celebrate her country’s 77th National Day. The ambassador recalled the Proclamation of Declaration in 1945 of which the spirit of Independence – Freedom – Happiness lives on in the hearts of Vietnamese people.

Ambassador Thao said this spirit was the burning aspiration and a source of motivation for the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s incredible achievements, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Participants at the embassy’s event included representatives of the National Assembly, Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, local media and other organisations of Hungary, and colleagues of the Diplomatic Corps, prominent representatives of the Vietnamese community in Hungary, and valued guests coming from Vietnam (generals, swimmers, musicians).

The Deputy Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly, Jakab István, and the Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Ádám Stifter, attended, with the latter addressing the reception.

Following the anthems of Vietnam and Hungary, Ambassador Thao touched on Vietnam’s relations with Hungary, saying that the traditional friendship and multi-faceted relationship has been developing sustainably despite geographical distance and fluctuations in the complicated global and regional context.

Photo: György Konkoly-Thege

She expressed confidence that the bilateral relationship will develop strongly, fulling the aspirations and interests of the people of the two countries.

Deputy State Secretary Stifter congratulated Vietnam on the occasion of its National Day, emphasising that the country is a very important partner of Hungary and noting that the long-standing bilateral relationship has been promoted on the basis of mutual understanding and respect.

After the remarks, a traditional Vietnamese dance was performed by Vietnamese students and “Gypsy Airs” melody was played by two Hungarian musicians. Then traditional Vietnamese and Hungarian dishes were served to facilitate better bonds and closeness between Vietnamese and their international friends.

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