HCM City vows to work with RoK to prepare for Gyeongju expo

A corner of Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Authorities of HCM City will
closely coordinate with the Republic of Korea to prepare for the Ho Chi Minh
City – Gyeongju World Culture Expo 2017, said Permanent Vice Chairman of the
municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem on July 20.

He made the statement during a reception for Secretary
General of the event’s Organising Committee Lee Dong Woo in the city.

Highly speaking of the significance of the festival, Liem
noted the event, featuring an array of cultural exchange activities, will help
deepen mutual understanding and solidarity between people of the two nations
and enhance their bilateral strategic partnership.

The two sides’ competent authorities are actively
cooperating with each other for the hosting of the expo, which demonstrates the
interest and goodwill of the two local governments, the official said.

He highly valued that the Organising Committee has drawn
up a detailed master plan for the festival, and vowed that HCM City will
actively participate in its programmes.

Lee Dong Woo, for his part, said the event aims to show
intention of Gyeongju City to establish a long-term relationship with HCM City
and to expand promotion of the two cities’ cultural and commercial images among
Vietnamese and Korean people as well as those from regional countries.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the master
plan and schedule for successfully organising the Ho Chi Minh City – Gyeongju
World Culture Expo 2017.

The expo, co-hosted by HCM City and Gyeongju city in the RoK’s Gyeongsangbuk-do province, will
consist of art performances, exhibitions, movie screenings and trade promotion.

It will be kicked off on
November 19 and last 25 days.-VNA

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