Can Tho (VNA) – Hungarian Ambassador to Vietnam Ory Csaba
and Can Tho authorities sat down on February 12 to discuss cooperation
activities, including the organisation of a Hungary cultural week in the Mekong
Delta city this year.
At the meeting, the Hungarian diplomat said his country
wants to promote its culture in Can Tho and in Vietnam, adding that the country
hopes its businesses and cuisine will be introduced through the partnership
formed between the two nations.
As heard at the meeting, the upcoming cultural week is
expected to be co-organised by Can Tho, Hungary’s Kaposvar city, and the
Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It will feature the European
country’s fine art paintings, films, and music; an exchange between Can Tho and
Kaposvar universities; and business networking events.
Chairman of the Can Tho People’s Committee Vo Thanh Thong
lauded the initiative of organising the cultural week in the city. He said that
room for collaboration between Can Tho and Hungary remains extensive, with
bilateral cultural exchange playing a key role.
The municipal leader said the local Department of Culture,
Sports and Tourism; the Department of External Relations; and its Union of
Friendship Associations will be tasked to coordinate the event.
At the meeting, the host, guest and contractor of the Can
Tho Oncology Hospital also reached an agreement on solutions to clearing
paperwork issues for the construction of the hospital to soon begin. The
Hungarian Government has provided preferential loans for the project.
Ory Csaba said that he is pleased with the solutions, adding
that he will keep track of the construction’s future progress.
Thong thanked the diplomat for his contributions to the implementation
of the project. Relevant paperwork has been completed and municipal authorities
are willing to facilitate the building of the hospital, he stated. –VNA