Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Belarus Embassy in Việt Nam granted a collection of 21 volumes of books reproduced in the style created by Francysk Skaryna to the National Library of Việt Nam on Tuesday.
This is part of the events to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Belarusian printing and one of the greatest historical figures of Belarus, the educator Francysk Skaryna.
Speaking at the book donation ceremony in the National Library of Việt Nam, the Ambassador of Belarus to Việt Nam Vladimir Goshin said: “I hope that these books will be useful for the readers, allow them to get acquainted with the history and culture of our country, and will serve as a solid foundation for strengthening friendly relations between Belarus and Việt Nam.”
“Starting from 2015, the National Library of Belarus donated a multivolume facsimile edition to the world’s largest libraries and museums. Similar events have already took place in several countries of the world and have become a major event in the international cultural relations of our country,” the ambassador added.
Director of the National Library of Việt Nam, Kiều Thúy Nga said: “The unique collection of books will be important part of our collection of foreign materials preserved in the library.”
This year marked the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belarus and Việt Nam.
“The year 2017 is rich for significant events both in the history of bilateral relations between Belarus and Việt Nam, and in the sphere of cultural co-operation between the two countries,” said the ambassador.
In May, Days of Culture of Belarus were held in the capital city of Hà Nội and northern mountainous province of Lào Cai.
The preparation for the Days of Culture of Việt Nam in Belarus, which will be held in June 2018, have also begun, according to the ambassador.
Francysk Skaryna was an outstanding Belarusian public figure, printer, philosopher humanist, writer and medical scientist. — VNS