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Vietnam Culture Day in Austria
(National Times)- The Vietnam Culture Day was held in Vienna City Hall, Austria on July 3 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Austria.
The event was jointly organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in Austria, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Information and Communication, and Vienna authorities.
In his welcoming remarks, Vietnam Ambassador Vu Viet Anh gave thanks to the estimated 400 participants and asked parents and students alike for more interest in Vietnamese culture, as they celebrated the country’s identity, language and way of life.
At the event, a photo exhibition showcasing the rich history of relations between Vietnam and Austria and the cultural ideals of the homeland was opened at a ribbon cutting ceremony presided over by Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Le Khanh Hai.
The day was filled with a variety of events such as traditional food, drink, music, dance traditional games for the children, sporting competitions and a special art performance presented by the Vietnam Contemporary Art Theatre.
Austria has become the fifth largest trade partner of Vietnam in the European Union (EU) with two-way trade hitting 3 billion USD last year.
Chairperson of the Austrian National Council’s Foreign Affairs Committee Josef Cap said on December 1, 1972, Austria was the third Western country to establish diplomatic ties with Vietnam.
The bilateral relations have been developing positively in recent years across politics, economy and culture.