October 7, 2006
“Vietnamese Cultural Days in Egypt” – Vietnam’s largest cultural activity in the northern African country since they established their diplomatic ties, opened in Cairo in the evening of September 30.
At the opening ceremony, Egyptian Deputy Minister of Culture Anwar Ibrahim spoke highly of Vietnam’s culture, saying it is a combination of national identities and the tradition of driving away foreign aggressors and construction, especially its current renewal achievements.
Tran Chien Thang, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Culture and Information, expressed his hope that this cultural activity would help the Egyptian people better understand Vietnam, thereby contributing to the enhancement of the traditional friendship between the two nations.
During the ceremony, Vietnamese artists performed a number of traditional dances and introduced costumes and musical instruments of Vietnamese ethnic groups.
Photo exhibitions of the land and people of, as well as talks on Vietnam will be also held within the framework of “Vietnamese Cultural Days in Egypt” which will last until October 5. (VNA)