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HCM
City (VNA)
– A centre for visa application to Poland, Hungary, the Czech
Republic, and Slovakia, which form the Visegrád Group, became operational in Ho
Chi Minh City on October 12.



Speaking
at the opening ceremony, Bus Szilveszter, Deputy State Secretary of Hungary’s
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said only Hungary of the Visegrád Group
has established a consulate general in the southern city.



The
visa centre reflects efforts of Visegrád members to facilitate travel of
Vietnamese and foreigners living in South Vietnam in contribution to boosting
partnership between the bloc and Vietnam, he stated.



After
the inauguration ceremony, the diplomat and ambassadors to Vietnam of the four
nations chaired a gathering to introduce their political alliance’s history,
cooperation plan with the ASEAN, and potentials for engagements with Vietnam in
tourism, education and science-technology.



The
centre lies on the 21st floor of the Lim Tower at No 9-11 Ton Duc
Thang Street in District 1’s Ben Nghe ward.-VNA