The best known Hungarian of all time, soccer legend Ferenc Puskas was remembered at a prominent event for Hungary’s EU Presidency in Beijing on Friday, MTI reports.
Speakers talked to the 300 guests including diplomats and Chinese mediaabout Hungary, presenting its landmarks and showing the documentary “Puskas, Hungary” by Tamas Almasi during a dinner where Hungarian specialities where served.
The gala was held in the Guo Cui Yuan National Treasure Park.
Hungary’s Ambassador Sandor Kusai adressed the event, and said the European Union was like a soccer team not with 11 but with 27 players and Hungary has been coach of it for six months since January htis year. When speaking about Puskas he said the Hungarian soccer player had always made his best effort to learn the language, local culture and traditions of where evere he had lived in the world. Widely popular artist in China, Chen Peisi, whom his father gave the name after the Pest side of Budapest, entartained the audience with personal stories of his visits to Budapest.