Cultural imprints during Vietnamese year as ASEAN Chair
Vietnam has performed well its role taking on the position of ASEAN Chair 2020 with the culture industry greatly contributing to overall success. Here are some of the cultural imprints that the country has made this year.
Artists from the Vietnam Contemporary Arts Theatre, under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, perform at a ceremony held in January to mark the launch of the country’s year as ASEAN Chair.
Hanoi, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City host ASEAN Film Week 2020 between July 18 and July 26 as a means of helping to introduce movies from various ASEAN member states, whilst also boosting cultural exchanges and mutual understanding among Southeast Asian countries.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism co-ordinates efforts with embassies of ASEAN member states to host an exhibition showcasing traditional costumes with the aim of commemorating the fifth founding anniversary of the ASEAN Community. Pictured are Vietnamese and foreign representatives as they come together to take a photograph at the exhibition’s opening ceremony in October.
The third version of the ASEAN Graphic Arts Exhibition takes place in Hanoi in late November, featuring a total of 117 pieces produced by artists from various ASEAN member states. The event, which is held every four years, serves to boost understanding and solidarity among Southeast Asian countries. In addition, it presents an opportunity for painters in the region to meet and share their various artworks, while also introducing their countries, people, and cultures to others.
A delegation of the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism participates in a virtual conference of the 16th Meeting of ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting Responsible for Culture and Arts. The Vietnamese delegates at the event provide initiatives on the ASEAN Culture Heritage Digital Archive and receive plenty of support from regional countries.
Ambassador Tran Duc Binh, head of Vietnam’s permanent mission to ASEAN, highlighted the country’s outstanding achievements during its 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship in a recent interview with VNA.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on December 17 hosted an international seminar to look back on the ASEAN Chairmanship 2020 of Vietnam under the chair of Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung.