Delegates offer incense at Tan Trao Special National Relic Site.

The event saw the participation of VUFO’s President Nguyen Phuong Nga; VUFO’s General Secretary Phan Anh Son; ambassadors and representatives of embassies in Hanoi; representatives of international organizations and foreign non-governmental organizations in Hanoi; leaders of VUFO’s standing agencies and representatives of friendship associations under VUFO.

Before the exchange program, delegates offered incense at Na Nua hut in Tan Trao Special National Relic Site in commemoration of President Ho Chi Minh, visited Tan Trao communal house, listened to Then singing, and laid wreath at the monument dedicated to fallen revolutionaries.

Delegates at the event

Speaking at the exchange, VUFO’s President Nguyen Phuong Nga emphasized the significance of the program which was held at the time when Tuyen Quang is marking the 75th anniversary of Ho Chi Minh’s return to the northern province to lead the nation in its resistance war against the French colonialists and holding Tuyen Quang Tourism Year.

She emphasized that Tuyen Quang is a northern province rich in revolutionary tradition and culture and is one of the most impressive cultural and biological tourism destinations in Viet Bac (Northernmost Vietnam) region. Over the past years, the province has actively integrated into the world and conducted many investment promotion, international cooperation, and training programs. As a result, the locality has obtained significant achievements in economy, trade, tourism, and services.

Delegates entertained with Then singing

During the program, participants learnt more about historical and cultural values and hospitality of Tuyen Quang people in particular and the Vietnamese in general. The event also created an opportunity for diplomatic agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations in Vietnam, and localities to seek cooperation opportunities.

Mr. Vahram Kazhoyan, a representative of diplomatic delegation in Vietnam and Armenian Ambassador to Vietnam, said that he and other delegates were impressed with socio-economic achievements of Tuyen Quang. The diplomat emphasized that through the program, participants learnt more about the diversity of culture of the northern province. He added that he particularly enjoyed Then singing which was recognized as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Armenian Ambassador to Vietnam Vahram Kazhoyan speaks at the event.

The Armenian diplomat affirmed that people-to-people diplomacy and people’s exchange have played an important role in promoting international cooperation and friendship among people around the world, contributing to fostering peace, cooperation, and development in the region and the world as a whole.

Translated by Tran Hoai