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Hanoi celebrates Vietnam - Italy cultural exchange

Fri, 13 Jun 2014. Last updated Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:44

In the evening of June 13th, Vietnam – Italy Friendship Association in collaboration with Italy Alighieri Center of Culture organized Vietnam Italy cultural exchange in Hanoi to celebrate Republic Day of Italy.

The cultural exchange is themed art exhibition “Carnevale Di Venezia” including works of art installation, video art and photographs of members of Vietnam – Italy Friendship Association taken by artist Nguyen Thuy Trang. This activity is to celebrate the 68th Republic Day of Italy (June 2nd 1946 – June 2nd 2014).

At the ceremony, Chairman of Vietnam – Italy Friendship Association, Mr. Nguyen Van Nam has stated that 2014 is the year of 40th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relation between two countries. On this occasion, a large number of political, economic cultural and artistic events have been formally celebrated in both countries.


The two Prime Ministers of Vietnam and Italy


2014 continues to witness significant development of friendship between Vietnam and Italy. Especially, recent visits of senior leaders have marked an important milestone and opened up new opportunities for further development of Vietnam Italy diplomatic relation and cooperation in terms of politics, economy, culture, education and training between two nations. In relation to strategic partnership, Vietnam and Italy have reaffirmed their determination to increase the import and export turn-over to $ 5 billion in the near future, nearly double current one.

On last June 9th, Prime Minister of Italy has officially visited Vietnam for the first time. Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of Vietnam has formally welcomed his counterpart, simultaneously, stated that Vietnam always attached importance to the role and position of Italy in Europe and in the world. Italy is always the first priority in Vietnam diplomatic relations.  During the visit, Mr. Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of Italy has expressed desire of Italy to develop cooperating relation with Vietnam, a country playing an important role in ASEAN.


Carnevale Di Venezia


At the celebration, the Chairman of Vietnam Italy Friendship Association also expressed thanks to organizations of solidarity and friendship of Italian people in Liguira, Veneto, Lombardia, Piemonte, as well as Italia Vietnam Solidarity Committee and Vietnam Research Center in Torino that have announced officially to support good stance of Vietnam in disputation with China about placing illegally oil-rig Haiyang Shiyou 981 in the continental shelf and exclusive economic zone of Vietnam.

Ms. Nguyen Thuy Trang, a visual artist has shared her thought about artistic works with representatives of Embassy of Italy in Vietnam, Italian – speaking community and audiences. Based on the inspiration from Venice masks in North of Italy, in combination with traditional materials of Vietnam such as fabric, bamboo, bean seed, straw, and so on, Thuy Trang has created creative wonderful masks.

Through cultural exchange celebrating 68th anniversary of Republic Day of Italy, Vietnam Italy Friendship Association and Dante Alighieri Center in Hanoi wish to diversify friendship activities, confirming the role as a bridge connecting language, culture and art between two countries. 

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