HÀ NỘI - Việt Nam and 10 other countries have signed up to participate in the ASEM Cultural Festival (#ASEMfest), a side event of the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to be hosted by Cambodia in November.
The 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to be hosted by Cambodia. VNA/VNS Photo
The ASEM Cultural Festival 2021 is scheduled to get underway between November 22 and 26.
This international cultural event will be held virtually with the main activities such as performing arts, and the screening of feature films and documentaries, as well as the exhibition which would be held in hybrid format at the National Museum of Cambodia.
The festival aims to explore the cultural diversity and promote the exchange, cooperation and artistic creation between the cultures of both regions, contributing to enhancing cooperation and development between the ASEM partner countries.
Joining as a founding member of ASEM in 1996 marked an important step in the implementation of Việt Nam's policy of open foreign policy, multilateralisation and diversification of relations.
Over the past 25 years, Việt Nam has made active and responsible contributions, creating important milestones in the development of ASEM, enhancing the role and position of the forum.
Việt Nam is considered one of the most active members in initiating, proposing and promoting many new ideas and cooperation contents, directly implementing and co-sponsoring nearly 60 initiatives in various fields.
According to the original plan, ASEM 13 was scheduled to be held in November 2020, but in July 2020, the host country Cambodia decided to postpone it due to COVID-19.
Cambodia plans to host this conference with the theme of “Strengthening the multilateral mechanism for common development.” VNS