The event is co-held by Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Laos’ Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien said the Vietnam Culture Week 2019 is an important cultural exchange event aiming to further strengthen the Vietnam – Laos relations and translate the two countries’ cultural and tourism cooperation into reality.

A music performance at the opening ceremony of the Vietnam Culture Week

He expected that the event will mark another milestone in the bilateral ties.

Lao Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Kikeo Khaykhamphithouse, for his part, welcomed the organization of the event in Laos, saying it demonstrates the special friendship and solidarity between the two Parties, States and peoples.

After the event’s opening, the troupe from the Vietnam National Music, Song and Dance Theater will take a tour in Laos to serve local audience and Vietnamese people here.

Source: VNA