National Assembly Chairwoman attends art performance honoring Vietnam-China friendship

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attended an art performance in Beijing on Wednesday during of her on-going official visit to China. She was joined by her host, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China Li Zhanshu.

The performance, called Friendship Bridge, was organized by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of Vietnamese Cultural Day in Beijing.

In his opening remarks, Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien said: The art program highlights Vietnam's beautiful natural landscapes and friendly people to preserve and promote its age-old traditions. The audience is introduced to Vietnam's cultural uniqueness and to the cultural similarities of Vietnam and China.

The audience enjoyed famous songs and dances from both countries. Chinese poet Zhu Se Se told VOV: It's a joy to participate in the Vietnamese Cultural Day in Beijing. My trip to Vietnam earlier this year changed all my ideas about Vietnam. Its culture typifies the strong spirit of the Vietnamese people and proved really attractive to me. I love Vietnam.

Prior to the performance, the two legislators visited an exhibit showcasing photos of Vietnam's land, people, and socio-economic development, and a pavilion displaying famous Vietnamese literary works translated into Chinese, including the Tale of Kieu by Nguyen Du, the Diary of a Cricket by To Hoai, the Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh, and several Vietnamese fairy tales.

Source: VOV5