Vietnamese association in Czech plans 70th anniversary of two countries' ties
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The executive committee of the Vietnamese association in the Czech Republic meets on December 4 to plan preparations for the 70th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties next year. (Photo: VNA)
In the next few months, the association’s executive committee will support Vietnamese people living in the European country to have a merry Christmas and Lunar New Year and commemorate the death anniversary of the Hung Kings, said its first vice president Giang Thanh.
It will also coordinate with the Embassy of Vietnam to organise celebrations for the 70th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties next year in a bid to promote Vietnamese culture and enhance friendship between the two peoples, he said.
Vietnamese Ambassador Ho Minh Tuan said next year will see many major events between the two countries. Czech Prime Minister Andrei Babis will visit Vietnam in 2020 while the Vietnam-Czech Inter-Governmental Committee’s meeting is scheduled in Prague.
The embassy has suggested the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism host a Vietnam Culture Week in the Czech Republic next year, he added.
Tuan asked the Vietnamese association to continue holding charity, cultural, music and cuisine events and further foster communications about Vietnam’s people, culture and customs.
Currently, the Czech Republic is a major trade partner of Vietnam in Europe with two-way trade reaching 307 million USD in 2018, up 16 percent over the previous year.
About 70,000 Vietnamese people are living in the Czech Republic, forming a recognised ethnic minority group in the country./.