HA NOI (VNS)— A Viet Nam Culture Week with a series of cultural and arts activities will take place in Cambodia next week to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the two countries' friendship.
An art performance by both Vietnamese and Cambodian artists will open the week on Monday night and continue on the next night at the Charktomok Theatre, Phnom Penh. A similar performance will take place in Battambang Province.
As part of the event, a photo exhibition, Viet Nam – The Nation and People, will open on Wednesday, with 80 photos depicting the landscape, natural heritage, and daily life of Vietnamese people, as well as the relationship between Viet Nam and Cambodia in the fields of culture, sports and tourism. Most of the photos have been provided by the Vietnam News Agency.
Handicraft and fine arts products from Vietnamese craft villages such as Chu Dau and Bat Trang will also be on display.
Also on Wednesday, Viet Nam will officially hand over a newly constructed theatre and circus pavilion to Cambodia.
The construction of the 1,018-seat complex started in July 2011 using non-refundable financial assistance from the Vietnamese Government.
A large-scale circus performance by artists from Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam, including 60 circus workers from the Viet Nam Circus School, will take place to celebrate its inauguration. — VNS