ABOUT THE EVENT

Hanoi, September 23, 2022 – Following the success of  Viet Nam Days Abroad programs in the previous years, Viet Nam Days Abroad 2022 – an interesting combination of online and offline promotional activities – will be held in Austria, India, and South Korea on the occasion of the anniversaries of diplomatic relations establishment between Viet Nam and these countries. The programs not only contribute to tightening the friendship and tradition,  strengthening  multifaceted cooperation  between Viet Nam and  these countries, but also promote the image of Viet Nam as a beautiful, stable, rich in culture and dynamic country. 

Towards the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations establishment between Viet Nam and Austria, Viet Nam Days in Austria 2022 will take place from September 28 to 29 in Vienna. The program will be attended by Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son on the occasion of his  official visit to Austria, and  other politicians, businesses, and people in Austria. Within the framework of the program, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son will cut the ribbon to officially open  Viet Nam Cultural Space, co-chair the Ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, and  deliver his opening remarks at  Viet Nam – Austria Business Forum. 

Viet Nam Days in Austria 2022 will provide the public with an overview of the 50-year friendship and partnership between  Viet Nam and Austria, and opportunities for stronger trade  and economic cooperation. At the same time, it offers participants a chance to experience unique traditional art forms of Viet Nam, such as  Vietnamese tea art, Dong Ho folk painting, lacquer painting, and traditional musical instrument performance. In particular, at the Ceremony of the 50th anniversary of Viet Nam – Austria relationship establishment, the symphony orchestra of the Viet Nam National Academy of Music will join with Austrian artists to perform some outstanding musical works of the two countries.

Following Viet Nam Days in Austria 2022, Viet Nam Days in India 2022 is projected to be held from November 3-4 in New Delhi to mark the 50th anniversary of Viet Nam – India diplomatic relations establishment. The program comprises  a number of  meaningful activities in the fields of economy, culture, and politics, notably the art performances to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Viet Nam and India, and Viet Nam – India business forum. At the opening of  Viet Nam Cultural Space, visitors will have  opportunities to learn about Vietnamese vegetarian cuisine, tea art, and experience other cultural promotional activities.

Taking place in Seoul on the sidelines of the Vietnamese high-level Leader’s official visit to South Korea from the end of November to the beginning of December, Viet Nam Days in  Korea 2022 is a series of activities which aims to celebrate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations establishment between Viet Nam and South Korea. The program will contribute to promoting the image of the country and  people of Vietnam as well as tightening the friendship between the two countries. Some  highlights of Viet Nam Days in Korea 2022 are the ceremony of the 30th anniversary with the participation of high-level leaders of the two countries,  business forum,  movie exchange, and  food exchange . The program recalls the 30-year journey of Viet Nam – South Korea diplomatic relations, and at the same time introduces Vietnamese traditional art forms to the public in South Korea in Viet Nam Cultural Space.

Speaking at the press conference, Mr. Tran Quoc Khanh – Deputy Director General of the Department of Cultural Diplomacy & UNESCO Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed that this year was the right time for the return of Viet Nam Days Abroad program, starting with a series of remarkable activities  in Austria, India, and South Korea. He also highlighted the need to strengthen  cooperation  between Viet Nam and  countries in the world, and introduce the image of a beautiful, vibrant, and promising Viet Nam to  international public, including overseas Vietnamese community, thereby promoting bilateral and multilateral cooperation opportunities in all fields.

Under the framework of Viet Nam Days in Austria, India, and Korea 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with partners, officially launched two new promotional products on digital platform, including Virtual Exhibition: Vietnamese Lacquer Painting in German and Korean versions, and Video Games about Vietnamese culture (Lac Viet Adventures). In particular, the German and Korean version of Virtual Exhibition: Vietnamese Lacquer Painting is updated from the 3D lacquer art exhibition which was published in December 2021 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and  Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum. The exhibition  introduces outstanding Vietnamese lacquer works over  periods, lacquer development history, and Vietnamese lacquer painting-making techniques to the public in Austria, India, and South Korea. 

As for the video game, Lac Viet Adventures  showcases the uniqueness and beauty of Vietnamese culture. With a design inspired by aesthetic elements in Vietnamese culture and simple gameplay, Lac Viet Adventures offers a platform where players can be tourists to Viet Nam to explore the landscapes, learn about daily life, and experience Vietnamese unique folk games.

“Viet Nam is a country with a long-standing history and cultural tradition with many cultural heritages and natural wonders recognized by the world. Vietnamese people are confident to  integrate with the world with all our good qualities. We are closely coordinating with partners, increasing the application of modern technology to further promote  cultural values ​​of Viet Nam to overseas Vietnamese community and international friends”, shared Mr. Tran Quoc Khanh. 

Viet Nam Days Abroad 2022 is organized by the Department of Cultural Diplomacy  and UNESCO Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vietnamese embassies in Austria, India, and South Korea, and other partners including Mark&B, My Thanh, and Le Group. 

Viet Nam Days Abroad is an annual national promotion program, assigned by the Prime Minister to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2010. The program usually takes place on the sidelines of  Vietnamese high-level Leaders’ official visits to other countries, receiving positive responses from  localities, businesses, agencies, organizations, international friends, and overseas Vietnamese.

 

The public can visit for free  Virtual exhibition: Vietnamese Lacquer Painting and experience  video game about Vietnamese culture Lac Viet Adventures at the following links: https://tranhsonmai.baotangso.com, https://www.lacbird.com/pcweb, and follow the latest information about Viet Nam Days Abroad 2022 on platforms such as:

Vietnam Days Abroad Fanpage – Vietnam Days Abroad

Website: https://vietnamdaysabroad.mofa.gov.vn

For more information please contact

Ms. Ho Thuy Chi 

Department of Cultural Diplomacy and UNESCO Affairs
Phone: 0948420290
Email: thuychiho@gmail.com

Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong 

Le Group of Companies
Phone: 0939271211
Email: phuongnt.pr@lebrothers.com