I always consider Bulgaria as the second home: Friendship Association President
(VNF) - This is an affirmation of President of the Vietnam-Bulgaria Friendship Association Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong when speaking at the celebration of the Day of Slavic Writing and Culture held in the afternoon of May 26th.
The Bulgaria Embassy in Vietnam together with the Vietnam-Bulgaria Friendship Association celebrated the Day of Slavic Writing and Culture (May 24th), culture and Slavic script in Hanoi.
President of the Vietnam-Bulgaria Friendship Association Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong. (Photos: Nhu Quynh/VNF)
Speaking at the ceremony, President of the Vietnam-Bulgaria Friendship Association Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong emphasised that 68 years ago, Bulgaria was one of the first countries in the world to recognise and establish diplomatic relations with Vietnam. The traditional friendship and good cooperation between Viet Nam and Bulgaria have been built on the basis of trust, understanding and willingness by the generations of leaders and people of the two countries.
The purpose of the Vietnam-Bulgaria Friendship Association is to strengthening and expanding the traditional friendship and mutual understanding between the two peoples; taking advantage of the Bulgarian people's support for the cause of building and defending the Fatherland of the Vietnamese people; consolidating and developing economic, trade, science and technology, education and training, culture, sports, tourism, etc. between Vietnam and Bulgaria, for the benefit of the two peoples. It also contributes to the socio-economic development of each country, for peace, cooperation and development in the region and the world.
In addition, Huong said that the fourth National Congress of the Vietnam-Bulgaria Friendship Association was held successfully on April 19th in Hanoi. In the coming time, the new executive board will continue to inherit and promote positive results, as well as implement the cooperation agreement between the two friendship associations period 2016-2021 signed in Hanoi in 2016.
"As people who have studied, worked in Bulgaria, we always considered Bulgarian as the second fatherland," said Huong. “We always remember and would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Bulgarian government and people, to the teachers and Bulgarian friends who enthusiastically communicate their knowledge and expertise to their students."
She also pledged to do all it can to further consolidate and develop the friendship between Vietnam and Bulgaria.
Chargé d’ Affairs of the Bulgarian embassy in Vietnam Marinela Milcheva Petkova.
At the event, Chargé d’ Affairs of the Bulgarian embassy in Vietnam Marinela Milcheva Petkova said that Bulgaria and Vietnam have always maintained close and positive ties. In recent years, the two countries have exchanged a series of visits at the highest level. These visits reflect not only the mutual interest but also the potential for the future cooperation.
She highlighted cooperation in politics, economy, education, tourism, culture and sports between Vietnam and Bulgaria.
The two countries boast substantial potential for economic collaboration, she said, noting that Bulgaria highly values economic achievements Vietnam has recorded in recent years.
The diplomat held that more efforts should be made to deepen the bilateral ties.
On this occasion, the Bulgarian Embassy in Hanoi introduced to the delegates a photo exhibition themed "Colors of Bulgaria". These are the photographs taken by Ladislav Tsvetkov, representing the authenticity of Bulgarian customs, folklore and tradition. Since the beginning of the year, the exhibition has been exhibited in more than 10 capitals around the world.
The Day of Slavic Writing and Culture is observed annually by Slavic countries to commemorate Saints Cyril and Methodius, who created the Slavic writing.
Currently, more than 250 million people across the world are using the writing system, contributing to the development of the European civilization. The Slavic countries include Russia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia and Croatia, among others./.
Translated by Chau Pham