National Assembly Chairman Kicks Off Vietnam Culture Week in Iran
The Vietnam Culture Week kicked off in Iran on August 9 night (local time), with the attendance of National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue who is on an official visit to the country, VNA reported.
The event, jointly held by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Vietnamese Embassy in Iran, and some Iranian agencies, marks the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between the two countries (1973-2023).
On the side of Iran were Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Orientation Mohammad Mehdi Esmaili; representative of the Diplomatic Corps in Tehran; leaders of ministries, branches and a large number of Vietnamese communities and the public in Tehran.
|NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (left) and Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Iran Mohammad Mehdi Esmaili cut the ribbon to kick off the culture week. Photo: VNA
The program features a photo exhibition and a film week on the land and people of Vietnam.
Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Dao Cuong said the exhibition is expected to help Iranian people understand more about Vietnamese culture and find similarities with theirs.
In his remarks, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Iran Mohammad Mehdi Esmaili noted prospects for the two countries to enhance their cooperation in culture, arts, and cinema.
With their advanced positions in the regions and great potential for cooperation, the relationship between the two countries is likely to see further developments, for the sake of their peoples, he stressed.
|The event, organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in collaboration with the Vietnamese Embassy in Iran, and a number of Iranian units, opened at the Tehran Cultural Center. Photo: VNA
|Making Vietnam's craft painting. Photo: VNA
The Iran's Minister said that the Iranian President and leaders personally want to expand relations and exchanges in the cultural field. The two culture ministries will consider signing a memorandum of understanding on comprehensive cooperation in the time ahead.
During his official visit to Iran, NA Chairman Hue and Iranian leaders discussed measures to foster cooperation on the occasion of the 50th founding anniversary of the Vietnam-Iran diplomatic ties. The two sides’ legislative bodies signed a new cooperation agreement and discussed ways to further strengthen their partnership in the coming time.
|The NA Chairman joined Iranian officials to launch a photo exhibition featuring 50 years of the Vietnam-Iran relations. Photo: VNA
In Iran, NA Chairman Hue has attended forums to promote economic, trade and investment cooperation between Vietnam and the nation.
He also received leaders of localities, ministries, enterprises, and friendship associations of Iran, and witnessed the signing of cooperation agreements.
Chairman Hue received heads of the Iran - Vietnam friendship associations during which he said people-to-people exchanges form the “strongest roots” for promoting Vietnam’s multifaceted relations with the country. He also expressed his hope that apart from holding people-to-people exchanges, the associations remain bridges connecting Vietnam with the country and helping strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation.
Hue's trip took place on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties, nearly 25 years after NA Chairman Nong Duc Manh’s Iran visit in 1999, and five years after Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Ardeshir Larijani’s official visit to Vietnam in April 2018.
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