Vietnam and Luxembourg are to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their diplomatic ties and 20 years of development partnership by a range of artistic activities from June 17-21.

Luxembourg’s Ambassador to Vietnam Marc Thill said at a press conference in Hanoi on June 3 that a grand concert in the Hanoi Opera House on June 21 to be performed by both countries’ well-known artists will be the highlight of the celebration.

According to the diplomat, development cooperation, besides the fine political relation, has become a firm foundation for the two sides to continue to expand cooperation further.

As an industrialised country, Luxembourg contributes over 0.7 percent of its GDP to the official development assistance (ODA).

Since 1993, Luxembourg has provided ODA for Vietnam’s health care, technical education, vocational training and rural development through bilateral and multilateral channels as well as non-governmental organisations.

Source: VNA