The event, co-held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Embassy of Indonesia in Vietnam, featured traditional music performances from both countries and honoured winners of the video competition “Aku & Indonesia”.
Indonesian Ambassador to Vietnam Ibnu Hadi said Indonesia is the first country in ASEAN to establish diplomatic relations with Vietnam and the 11th in the world to recognise it as an independent country.
Indonesian Ambassador to Vietnam Ibnu Hadi recalled the historic visits of President Ho Chi Minh to Indonesia and Indonesian President Seokarno to Vietnam in 1959, saying they laid solid foundation for the Vietnam-Indonesia relationship.
The spirit of friendship between the two leaders is a historic treasure that must be promoted and passed to the future generations, Indonesian Ambassador to Vietnam Ibnu Hadi said.
Indonesian Ambassador Ibnu Hadi, who is about to finish his four-year mission in Vietnam, said he is honoured to witness Vietnam’s robust growth and the positive development of the bilateral ties.
Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong highlighted Indonesia’s important role in the region, saying the multi-faceted cooperation between the two nations is developing comprehensively and extensively at both bilateral and multilateral levels.
Dong expected that the event will promote ASEAN’s cultural diversity, enhance mutual understanding and solidarity between the two nations and their people, and further strengthen the bilateral strategic partnership.