Hanoi pushes up cultural cooperation with Netherlands

Thursday, 2019-10-24 10:55:28
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Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung meets Dutch Ambassador to Vietnam Elsbeth Akkerman on October 23. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA - During a working session with Dutch Ambassador to Vietnam Elsbeth Akkerman in Hanoi on October 23, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung spoke highly of the effective cooperation between the two sides in various field, especially culture.

At the session, the two sides agreed to join hands in organizing an exhibition of the world press photos scheduled for December 6 and exchanged information on the F1 auto race to be held in the capital city in April next year.

They also reach consensus that Hanoi will send representatives to the jury of the contest on creative design city on Instagram to be held by the Dutch embassy next month in Hanoi, as well as leading officials to the Floriade Amterdam – Almere 2020 exhibition in the Netherlands.

The Dutch diplomat expressed her hope for the early licensing for the exhibition so that it can be held as scheduled.

Chairman Chung said he has assigned the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to consider the granting of the license, and hoped for better cultural cooperation between the two sides.

Also at the session, besides culture, host and guest exchanged ideas on contents related to the building of a smart city, developing a circular economy and other issues of mutual interest. Chairman Chung asked the Dutch side to assist Hanoi in holding training courses for officials of departments and districts in the circular economy so that they can meet the requirements on managing and socio-economic development of the capital in the time to come.