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Australia presents introductory panels as gift of friendship to the Temple of Literature

January 17, 2018 | 15:47

(VNF) - Nine introductory panels were presented to the Temple of Literature (Hanoi) by the Australian Embassy today.

Trong hình ảnh có thể có: 3 người, mọi người đang cười, mọi người đang đứng và trong nhà

Australian Ambassador Craig Chittick (R) hands over a symbolic introductory panel to Le Xuan Kieu, Director of Temple of Literature,Truong Minh Tien. (source: Australian Embassy in Vietnam)

Australian Ambassador Craig Chittick; Vice Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, Dang Dinh Quy, attended the awarding ceremony.

The introductory panels, written in three languages: Vietnamese, English and French, aims to provide information on the history of the relic site to visitors.

The gifts are particularly meaningful as the two countries are marking the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations establishment between Australia and Vietnam (1973-2018).

Along with the gifts handover, the Australian Embassy also announced the result of the logo design contest marking Vietnam - Australia 45-year ties.

Trong hình ảnh có thể có: 2 người, mọi người đang cười, mọi người đang đứng và văn bản

Australian Ambassador Craig Chittick and Mr Nguyen Viet Hung, the winner of the logo design contest. (source: Australian Embassy in Vietnam)

The winner of the contest is Nguyen Viet Hung, a freelance designer.

His entry, number 30th, features Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House and the star of the Vietnamese flag. The logo was inspired by his first memories of Australia and the participation of the Vietnamese sporting team at the Sydney Olympic Games 2000, according to Hung.

Besides Hung, other 10 contestants have been honored as runner-up of the contest.

The competition, launched in October 2017, was held by the Australian Embassy to Vietnam and the University of Industrial Fine Arts, aiming to look for creative designs that reflect the 45-year journey the two countries have shared./.

( Phi Yen )