Mekong Delta Francophone Day held in Can Tho

Sunday, 2017-03-12 22:39:48
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A performance at the opening ceremony of the 20th Francophone Day of the Mekong Delta. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The 20th Francophone Day of the Mekong Delta was held in Can Tho city on March 11-12 in celebration of the International Francophonie Day (March 20).

The event was jointly organised by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO), the Vietnam-France Friendship Organisation’s chapter in Can Tho, and Can Tho University.

Addressing the event, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Dung spoke highly of the success of the programme in developing the Francophone community in the Mekong Delta viacultural and educational activities. It has contributed to the implementation of the comprehensive cooperation between the governments of Vietnam and France, he said.

The regional Francophone Day attracted many local residents to take part in various activities, including a contest of eloquence in French with the theme – Starting a business with the French, a story telling contest, an exhibition of French-speaking countries and a cosplay event, noted Jean Philippe Rousse, attaché of cooperation and cultural activities at the Consulate General of France in Ho Chi Minh City.

In addition, the event also included a workshop discussing the role of tourism as a driver of development for the Francophone community in the Mekong Delta.