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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung is urging Ha Noi and other localities nationwide to build the Culture-Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in the Son Tay District of Ha Noi into an attractive destination for foreign and domestic tourists. Addressing the opening ceremony of the village in Ha Noi yesterday, Dung said that the village would help enrich the nation's culture.
Over the past 65 years, the Vietnams diplomatic sector has made significant progress, greatly contributing to the cause of national construction and defence. Together with many other national festivities, the diplomatic sector also marks its 65th anniversary on August 28. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh granted VOV an interview on the sectors achievements over the past 65 years.
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and On-the-Move.org announce the publication of a new report Mapping Asia-Europe Cultural Cooperation. This study was carried out by Judith Staines and maps the Asia-Europe government-to-government bilateral cultural agreements between ASEM country partners.
General Secretary of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Association, Motoyoshi Ryokichi told a Tokyo-based Vietnam News Agency correspondent that he was very impressed by the festival, saying that it not only helps promote cultural exchange and tourism cooperation between the two countries, but also fosters bilateral political, economic, trade and investment relations.
Participants from cultural and governmental organisations are focused on the cultural industry in the two-day workshop "Cultural Industry: Its Role in the Economy and a Suitable Policy Framework for Its Development in Viet Nam" held in Ha Noi yesterday. The workshop is expected to provide a reference for Vietnamese policy makers to develop supportive policies and mechanisms for arts and culture.
Vietnam and Myanmar, who share a number of cultural features, have agreed to more cultural exchanges in performing arts and archaeology.