A wide range of activities will be held in the last quarter of this year to mark the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea.
At a press briefing in Hanoi on October 1, Park Nark Jong, director of the RoK Cultural Centre, said that the centre has coordinated with the Korean embassy, Government agencies, local organizations and people from both countries to organize art and cultural exchanges for a busy and significant Vietnam-Korea friendship year 2012.
Other events will include a performance by Sumi Jo, a famous Korean classical musician, with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.
Students across the country are looking forward to the Korean language festival from October 12-27, and there will be a Korean Film Festival in HCM City from October 18-24 and Hanoi from December 6-8.
Jee Chang Sun, head of the Korean Tourism Organisation (KTO) representative office, said that,the cuisine and images of both the RoK and Vietnam have become familiar to people from both countries in recent years. A Korean Gastronomy Festival will be held from November 3-4 and coincide with a photography exhibition introducing the country’s natural, cultural and historical heritage.
The KTO will also organize a “Gangnam Style” dance competition. Contestants dance to famous Korean songs and send a video clip of their performance beginning on October 1. Detailed information about the contest is updated on www.visitkorea.org.vn.
A special cultural performance with the participation of artists from the two countries will be held to conclude the Friendship Year.