Speaking at the event, HUFO Chairman Vuong Duc Hoang Quan said the birth of Slavonic alphabet has promoted cultural development in Eastern Europe, contributing to the civilization of Europe. Over 250 million people worldwide are using the Slavonic alphabet.

He added that as Vietnam and Bulgaria are fighting COVID-19, HUFO sends a sum of money raised by the city's Vietnam-Bulgaria Friendship Association to the Bulgarian people to help them combat the pandemic and restore socio-economic activities soon.

HUFO Chairman Vuong Duc Hoang Quan speaks at the event.

Bulgarian Ambassador to Vietnam Marinela Petkova, for her part, said the day is a great festival of Bulgaria, marking its cultural development by preserving cultural and historic events via its alphabet.

She said the gift presented by HUFO to the Bulgarian people reflects the friendship and solidarity between the two countries' people amid difficult times.

Following the event, Quan and Petkova co-chaired a seminar on Vietnam – Bulgaria educational cooperation in the new period, and looked into measures to further improve the efficiency of scholarships provided by the Bulgarian Government for Vietnam.

Source: VNA