Vietnamese culture shines in Spain

Colorful art performances and a photo exhibit of Vietnam's cultural diversity were featured at the third Vietnam Days in Spain and Vietnamese Culture Space, which opened in Madrid on Tuesday. The 2017 event celebrates the 40thanniversary of Vietnam-Spain diplomatic ties.

At the opening ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh highlighted the 40-year friendship, which has been nurtured and developed despite regional and global challenges. Vietnam is Spain's biggest trade partner in ASEAN. It welcomed 65,000 Spanish tourists in 2016, up 29%, and twice the number that came in 2010. Such numbers are encouraging and show that Vietnam, a peaceful country with dynamic, hospitable people, deserves to be one of the top investment and tourist destinations in the Asia-Pacific region, Mr. Minh said.

Marca Espana, the Government's High Commissioner for the Brand of Spain, said he was impressed by the beauty of Vietnam.

Source: VOV5