Cultural centre lifts Vietnam – France relationship

Friday, 2018-04-06 11:05:13
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Delegates cutting ribbon to open the new branch of the French Cultural Centre L'Espace
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NDO – A new branch of the French Cultural Centre L'Espace officially opened on April 6, on the campus of the Hanoi University of Architecture, Ha Dong district, Hanoi, to serve as a bridge to support the friendship and co-operation between the Vietnam and France.

Addressing the event, French Ambassador to Vietnam Bertrand Lortholary highlighted the great significance of the opening ceremony in the context of the celebration of the International Francophonie Day.

French Ambassador to Vietnam Bertrand Lortholary

He expressed his hope that the centre would contribute to promoting teaching and learning French in Vietnam in particular and in the world in general.

The opening of the branch is also a part of a bilateral co-operation agreement between Vietnam and France that was signed during Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to France last March, he added.

The branch has been in operation for six months, attracting 213 students.

The branch plans to not only teach French but also become a place to meet and exchange, as well as introduce the French culture to Vietnamese people.

The winning students at the Francophone spelling contest

On the occasion, the French Cultural Centre L'Espace awarded a prize to the winning students at the Francophone spelling contest, which attracted 55 contestants.