Bulgarian Education, Culture Day marked in Hanoi, HCM City

The Vietnam–Bulgaria Friendship Association (VBFA) hosted a ceremony to mark Bulgarian Education, Culture and Slavonic Literature Day in Hanoi on May 24.

An art performance at the ceremony in HCM City (Source: hcmcpv.org.vn)

An art performance at the ceremony in HCM City (Source: hcmcpv.org.vn)

The event was attended by Bulgarian Ambassador to Vietnam Evgheni Stoychev, his wife and VBFA President Nguyen Van Tuan, among others.

Addressing the event, Tuan congratulated the Bulgarian people on the occasion that honours the Kyril and Mephodi brothers who invented the first Slavonic letters.

Bulgaria has trained more than 2,200 Vietnamese graduates and post-graduates, and 6,200 Vietnamese apprentices. The country has also helped improve occupational skills for more than 20,000 Vietnamese workers.

For his part, the Bulgarian Ambassador said the annual event contributes to friendship and cooperation between the people of the two nations.

The same day, the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations held a function, gathering Slavonic language users in the city.

It aims to promote cultural exchanges, mutual understanding and solidarity between people in Ho Chi Minh City and the Slavonic language–speaking community.

President of the VBFA’s HCM City Chapter Hoang Thai Lan underlined the contributions Vietnamese people who studied Slovanic culture have made to the nation’s cultural development. 

The celebration of the Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Literature Day in Ho Chi Minh City contributes to developing friendship between Vietnam and Bulgaria, Lan said.


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