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Vietnamese painters encouraged to promote cultural diplomacy

Update: March, 13/2017 - 15:40
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Phạm Bình Minh (centre) and Ambassador Phạm Sanh Châu, the head of the Foreign Ministry’s Culture and UNESCO Department (right) attend the meeting calling for Vietnamese artists to present their works to Việt Nam’s embassies and consulate generals worldwide. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Foreign Ministry’s Culture and UNESCO Department has encouraged Vietnamese artists to present their works to Việt Nam’s embassies and consulate generals worldwide.

Addressing a meeting that had gathered many renowned Vietnamese artists, Ambassador Phạm Sanh Châu, the head of the department, emphasised that these paintings and sculptures would be treated as representative images of the country, its people and its traditions.

He added that the artistic works would be solemnly placed in the parlours and reception halls of Việt Nam’s embassies and consulate generals in 96 countries across five continents.

“We therefore look forward to receiving the artists’ support and contributions, with beautiful high-quality works, to promote the image of Việt Nam as a beautiful country with a rich cultural life in the eyes of our international friends,” Châu said.

The appeal has received great support from artists nationwide. They expressed delight in contributing their works to Việt Nam’s representative offices worldwide.

The Culture and UNESCO Department and the artists who attended the meeting also unanimously supported the creation of a Facebook page called Mỹ Thuật Việt Nam và Ngoại Giao Văn Hóa (Vietnamese Arts and Cultural Diplomacy), which showcases works by artists who have supported the programme.

The works will then be classified by the Culture and UNESCO Department in order to choose the best ones for display in Việt Nam’s embassies and consulate generals. — VNS

 

 

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