Senate President Gérard Larcher inaugurates new headquarters of French Institute in Vietnam
|Senate President Gérard Larcher inaugurates new headquarters of French Institute in Vietnam: Inaugural ceremony. (Photo: VNA)|
French Senate President Gérard Larcher said that the institute serves a pillar in the culture exchange between France and Vietnam, through the organisation of events in all fields, from cinematography to music, from performing arts to visual arts, and heritage.
President of the Senate of the French Republic Gérard Larcher speaks at the naugural ceremony. (Photo: VNA)
The inauguration marks a new start for the institute's activities, opens up opportunities for the institute in relations with Vietnamese partners, and strengthens links and cultural and linguistic exchanges, he added.
Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung said that this event marks a new development of the institute after 18 years operating in Vietnam, and part of a ceremony to kick-start events in celebration of the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties in 2023, co-chaired by French Senate President Gérard Larcher and his Vietnamese counterpart NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue earlier the same day.
|President of the French Senate Gérard Larcher and Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung cut the ribbon to open the French Institute in Vietnam. (Photo: VNA)|
The Minister expressed his belief that in the coming time, the Vietnam Cultural Centre in France and the French Institute in Vietnam will continue to promote the achieved results and act as a bridge connecting the two peoples and bringing them closer together, thus contributing to promoting the Vietnam - France strategic partnership.