At the opening ceremony, Vice President of the General Council, Mr. Jean Charles Nègre spoke highly of cooperative relationship and cultural exchange between the two countries and emphasized significant meaning of the important event which is one of many activities to mark the 40th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties. Besides, he appreciated the effectiveness of the projects on culture, economy, health care, planning, education and training which were launched in 2006 by Seine-Saint-Denis and Hai Duong Province.
Meanwhile, Vietnamese Ambassador to France, Mr. Duong Chi Dung praised the Department’s idea to hold “Viet Nam Week” which helps to enhance friendship and solidarity between Seine-Saint-Denis Department in particular and France in general with Viet Nam.
Many attractive activities will be also organized during the week such as: Photo Exhibition, Water puppet show, Introduction of cuisines, Performance of martial arts, especially screening film of “Viet Nam - Secret negotiations” directed by Daniel Roussel; Exhibition on the Viet Nam - France diplomatic relationship from 1945 to now.
“Viet Nam Week” is an important part of activities to celebrate the Viet Nam Year in France. It is a good chance to promote the Vietnamese culture and strengthen the friendship and cooperation between Viet Nam and France in the coming time.