Azerbaijan, Vietnam share cultural similarities
Updated at Sunday, 12 Apr 2015, 17:18
The Hanoitimes - The Azerbaijani history and culture research center and the Azerbaijan Embassy in Vietnam on April 10 first co-hosted a seminar featuring parallels of Azerbaijani and Vietnamese culture.
In his opening speech, Azerbaijan Ambassador Anar Imanov said after two years of living in Vietnam, he found that both nations share cultural similarities despite geographical distance.
The two countries have many things in common such as the cultural tradition of respecting parents, elderly, and caring for children during the whole life, or having long holidays in early spring.
Azerbaijan Ambassador to Vietnam Anar Imanov
From this point of view, Ambassador Imanov urged both sides to learn more about each other through customs and traditions of the two peoples. He expressed his hope that from now on, the seminar of its kind will become an annual event.
During the event, reports from leaders, teachers, researchers, and young students were presented, highlighting the cultural characteristics of each country and the support of Azerbaijan- previously a part of the former Soviet Union- for Vietnam, especially for the cinematography.
Hoang Thuy Toan- a famous translator in Russian language- said despite being a small country, Azerbaijan has a long-standing history with the voluminous literature, adding that he hopes more Azerbaijani literary works will be translated into Vietnamese.
Ambassador Imanov promised to provide financial assistance for literary translation from Vietnamese into Azerbaijani as well as literary works from Azerbaijani or Russian into Vietnamese.