The Hanoitimes - From November 8 to 11, the 2017 Cambodian Cultural Week will be held in Vietnam.
The Cambodian Cultural Week will have assorted activities aiming to provide Vietnamese people with a deeper understanding of the land and people of Cambodia.
Accordingly, the cultural week, jointly held by the Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, is also among the events to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Prominent among them is an exhibition scheduled at the Vietnam Centre for Exhibition, Culture, and Arts, introducing the natural landscapes and people, as well as UNESCO-recognised tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Cambodia, including the Temple of Angkor Wat, Temple of Preah Vihear, and the Sambor Prei Kuk archaeological site.
The works on display will also include artworks, Cambodian traditional costumes, various types of kites and musical instruments, and paintings illustrating the achievements of four localities: Phnom Penh, Siam Reap, Battambang province, and Sihanoukville city.
As part of the programme, artists from the Cambodian National Art Troupe will deliver performances at the Hanoi Opera House and in the coastal city of Ha Long in Quang Ninh province.
On 2017, Vietnam and Cambodia have many activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties. Accordingly, Vietnam has become one of the leading trade partners with Cambodia and reported the two-way trade revenue of nearly US$3 billion in 2016. Vietnam also has 190 projects licensed in Cambodia with a total registered capital of US$2.89 billion.
In addition, bilateral co-operation in the field of national security and defense has been strengthened, under which both sides have pledged not to allow any hostile force to use its territory to threaten the security of the other. To date, the two sides have completed more than 84% of land border demarcation and border marker planting and are working to accelerate this process.