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Ho Chi Minh City vows to work with RoK to prepare for Gyeongju Expo

Updated at Friday, 21 Jul 2017, 11:49
The Hanoitimes - Authorities of Ho Chi Minh City will closely coordinate with Republic of Korea to prepare for the Ho Chi Minh City – Gyeongju World Culture Expo 2017.
This is the official information announced by Permanent Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem on July 20.
The event will take place Nov. 9 – Dec. 3 at venues located throughout the HCM City metropolitan area.
The event will take place Nov. 9 – Dec. 3 at venues located throughout the Ho Chi Minh City metropolitan area.
He made the statement during a reception for Secretary General of the event’s Organising Committee Lee Dong Woo in the city. Speaking highly of the significance of the festival, Liem noted that the event, which is featuring an array of cultural exchange activities, will help deepen mutual understanding and solidarity between people of the two nations and enhance their bilateral strategic partnership.
The two sides’ competent authorities are actively cooperating with each other for the hosting of the expo, which demonstrates the interest and goodwill of the two local governments, the official said.
He commended the Organising Committee for drawing up a detailed master plan for the festival and vowed that Ho Chi Minh City will actively participate in its programs. Lee Dong Woo, for his part, said the event aims to show the intention of Gyeongju City to establish a long-term relationship with Ho Chi Minh City and to expand promotion of the two cities’ cultural and commercial images among Vietnamese and Korean people as well as those from regional countries.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed the master plan and schedule for successfully organizing the Ho Chi Minh City – Gyeongju World Culture Expo 2017.
The expo, co-hosted by Ho Chi Minh City and Gyeongju city in South Korea ’s Gyeongsangbuk-do province, will consist of art performances, exhibitions, movie screenings, and trade promotion activities.
It will be kicked off on November 19 and have a total duration of 25 days.
Tuyet Nhung
Source: Nhan Dan
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