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Vision, identity, community the focus of ASEAN forum

Update: November, 22/2014 - 10:22

HA NOI (VNS)— It was unity, consistent efforts to build trust and consensus of responsibilities that made the ASEAN community a success, said Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh yesterday.

He was addressing the opening ceremony of the "ASEAN great unity days - One vision, one identity, one community", which took place yesterday at the Viet Nam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Ha Noi.

The three-day event themed "Solidarity-Cooperation-Development" will offer a chance for ASEAN member countries to introduce their land, people and culture as well as their efforts to preserve and uphold the region's cultural heritage.

This aims to help build a united and dynamic ASEAN Community and a region of peace, prosperity and development.

It is also expected to support Viet Nam's role in promoting co-operation within ASEAN and introduce the rich culture of the nation's 54 ethnic groups.

A wide range of activities are planned for the event, including an ASEAN flag hoisting ceremony, art performances and activities to promote ASEAN culture and tourism.

On the occasion, Viet Nam is scheduled to present some of its world recognised intangible cultural heritages such as Ca Tru (ceremonial singing), Quan Ho (traditional love duet singing) and Hue royal court music.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) comprises Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. —VNS


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