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Cambodia week celebrated in VN

Update: November, 20/2019 - 15:14


The photo exhibition Cambodia - The Kingdom of Culture, held at Cần Thơ City’s Museum, showcases Cambodia's culture, nature and people to Vietnamese viewers. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Thanh Liêm

HÀ NỘI — Cambodia’s diverse culture will be showcased through a variety of art activities during 'Cambodia week' being held in the southern provinces of Cần Thơ and An Giang.

Jointly held by Việt Nam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, 'Cambodia week in Việt Nam' is a highlight in the implementation of the cultural and art cooperation plan in 2018-22 between the two nations.

The event will include art performances by Cambodian artists and exhibitions displaying photos, costumes and handicraft products of the country.

Addressing the opening ceremony that was held on November 19, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts Menh Kossony confirmed that Cambodia highly appreciates the cooperation with Việt Nam, particularly the cultural exchange programmes between the two nations that serve as a major channel to introduce Cambodia’s culture to Vietnamese people and enhance mutual understanding.

'Cambodia week in Việt Nam' is a meaningful and practical activity to implement the cultural and art cooperation plan between the two countries in the 2018-22 period, she added.

According to Việt Nam’s Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Tạ Quang Đông, Việt Nam and Cambodia have a long tradition of solidarity and cooperation.

“Over half a century since the establishment of diplomatic ties, we are glad to witness the blossoming of relations in various fields, reaching many major achievements in politics, economics, culture and education, and bringing practical benefits to both Vietnamese and Cambodian people,” he said.

The official also stressed that such cultural exchange programmes should be held more frequently to promote solidarity, mutual understanding and contribute to developing the socio-economy of each country.

He expressed his belief that 'Cambodia week in Việt Nam' would continue to elevate Việt Nam and Cambodia’s relations to new heights and open new mutual cooperation potential in the future.

Earlier, the exhibition Cambodia-The Kingdom of Culture, kicked off at Cần Thơ City’s Museum, showcasing photos of the country’s tangible and intangible heritages, the beauty of nature and the hospitality of Cambodian people.

The exhibition also introduces to the public traditional cultural and art objects like musical instruments and masks.

'Cambodia week in Việt Nam' will conclude on November 23. — VNS

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