Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has approved a proposal to erect a statue of late President Ho Chi Minh in Acapula City, Mexico.
Ho Chi Minh statue to be erected in Mexico
The proposal was submitted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
He also urged the Ministry to cooperate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to begin construction soon.
Calligraphy exhibition opens to mark VN-China relations
An exhibition of calligraphy and painting displaying 70 works by Vietnamese and Chinese artists opened in Hanoi on January 21 to mark the 60th anniversary of Vietnam-China diplomatic ties.
The Chinese Calligraphy Association also sent 10 well-known calligraphers to the exhibition to engage in the event with Vietnamese artists and visitors.
The event will last until January 24.
Vietnam attends 16th Asian film festival in France
Seven Vietnamese documentaries will attend the 16th Asian film festival in the French city of Vesoul as of January 26.
The Vietnamese entries to the oldest Asian film festival in Europe include “Ban toi” (My friend) by Director Trinh Le Van, “Chi Dung” ( Ms Dung) by Dao Ba Son, “Chu be cu ly” (Coolie boy) by Pham Nhue Giang, “Hanoi co cau Long Bien” (Hanoi’s Long Bien bridge) by Pham Cuong, “Khoc muon” (Hired cry), “Nguoi o tran” (Unclothed person) by Phuong Lan, and “Thay Duc” ( Teacher Duc) by Nguyen Trinh Thi.
In the programme “Human and Nature”, two Vietnamese films are selected to introduce, namely “Nhung nguoi tho xe” (Sawers) and “Mua len trau” (The buffalo boy).
The festival is scheduled to end on February 2.
Activities to mark 60 years of Vietnam-Hungary relations
A concert of Hungarian music, to be held in Hanoi’s Opera House on January 30-31, will be the highlight of this year’s activities to mark the 60th anniversary of Vietnam-Hungary diplomatic relations, announced the Hungarian Ambassador to Vietnam, Vizi Laszlo.
A book in the Hungarian and Vietnamese languages about their 60 years relationship will also be published.
As part of the activities, there will be an exhibition to display bronze statues portraying Vietnam by Farkas Aladas (1909-1981) and a book fair to introduce Hungarian books that have been translated in Vietnam.
The restoration of a tower in Vung Tau to commemorate the famous Hungarian scholar of Oriental study, Alexander Csoma De Koros will be commenced soon.
In autumn, two composers of music for the Vietnamese film Dung Dot “Don’t Burn” directed by Dang Nhat Minh will visit Vietnam.
France helps Yen Bai to conserve historic documents
The province of Val de Marne in France will provide the Library for the northern province of Yen Bai and an air conditioning system to preserve its historic documents.
A memorandum of understanding for the donation was signed between Yen Bai’s authority and a representative from the Val de Marne Council after a recent visit to Yen Bai.
Val de Marne also helped the library to digitalise the documents, build two reading rooms and train librarians.
At present, the library has nearly 400 books dating back to 80-300 years. The documents include handwritten letters in ethnic minority languages but 26,000 pages have been damaged and need to be restored.