‘Vietnamese Cultural Month in Italy’ to open in June

June 1, 2006


The first "Vietnamese Cultural Month in Italy" will be held in Rome from June 16, said Enrico Gasbarra, President of the Province of Rome at a press conference on May 23.

This cultural activity will be jointly organised by the Province of Rome, Air France, Cofthecs Service and UBS Financial Services Inc.

During the month, an exhibition titled ‘Dragon and Butterfly’ is expected to open on June 16 and will display nearly 100 Vietnamese modern artistic works, including oil paintings, lacquer paintings and Vietnamese people's costumes.

Other events include an exhibition displaying photos of the land and people of Vietnam taken by the Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Alfredo Matacotta Cordella, a fashion show by designer Minh Hanh featuring Vietnam's traditional long dresses, and three seminars.

The organisers also plan to introduce the people of Rome to Vietnamese cuisine and will screen the film ‘Mui du du xanh’ (The Scent of Green Papaya).

Speaking at the press conference, Mr Gasbarra expressed the view that Vietnam is becoming much more developed, and is now an attractive destination for Italian people.

The Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Nguyen Van Nam expressed his thanks for the Italian people's friendship towards Vietnam over the past years. He said that Vietnam is trying hard to build a rich and civilised country with regional and international co-operation. (VNA)

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