VN- Bulgaria Friendship Association launched in HCM City - VN- Bulgaria Friendship Association launched in HCM City - Website Ho Chi Minh City
A congress was held in Ho Chi Minh City to inaugurate the municipal branch of the Vietnam-Bulgaria Friendship Association for the 2014-2019 tenure.
In its first phase, the branch will promote information on Vietnam and Bulgaria , including their lands, peoples and cultures, to strengthen mutual understanding between the two peoples and expand diplomatic exchanges and economic cooperation.
Addressing the event, Bulgarian Ambassador to Vietnam Evegueni Stoytchev said the association will serve as a platform for people-to-people dialogues between the two countries and offer prospects for future bilateral collaboration.
Bulgaria was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic ties with Vietnam in 1950. The country has helped Vietnam train over 3,600 scientists and experts, and 30,000 workers in a number of fields.
In recent years, the two nations signed a number of documents establishing a legal framework for their cooperation with a particular focus on economy, trade, education and training, culture and tourism.