Vietnam, Russia cooperate to promote cultural exchange and restore tourism

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- On November 17, in Ha Noi, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung had a meeting and worked with Mr. Bezdetko Gennady Stepanovich, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Vietnam on the cooperation of culture, sports and tourism in the coming time. Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh, Chairman of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and Ms. Nguyen Phuong Hoa, Director of International Cooperation Department attended the meeting.

Vietnam, Russia cooperate in cultural exchange and restore tourism. Photo TITC

Accordingly, the two sides have developed a draft cultural cooperation program for the period of 2022-2024 and hope to sign on the occasion of the upcoming visit of the President of Vietnam to the Russian Federation. On the basis of the framework of the cooperation program, the two sides will carry out cultural exchange activities such as Culture Week, Culture Day, Vietnam - Russia culture, sport and tourism forum and especially the Days of the Russian culture in Vietnam during the closing ceremony of the Vietnam - Russia cross year (in 2022).

The two sides also agreed to continue close cooperation in tourism recovery between the two countries and implement the Memorandum of Understanding on tourism cooperation for the period of 2019-2024. Recently, the Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has issued provisional guidance on piloting to welcome international tourists to Vietnam, the first phase is in the localities of Phu Quoc Island (in Kien Giang Province), Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Da Nang and Quang Ninh. Along with the Ministry of Transport's permission to open international flights, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs negotiating mutual recognition on vaccine passports, the Ministry of Health deploying vaccinations and providing guidance on medical conditions, Vietnam will soon welcome Russian visitors to the country. The Russian Federation is also very eager to welcome Vietnamese visitors by air.

Photo session. Photo TITC

From November 18 to 23, the Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Vietnam and the Russian Center for Science and Culture jointly organize a photo exhibition "World Heritage in Vietnam and the Russian Federation” at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. The exhibition displays impressive photos of cultural and natural heritage sites in Vietnam and Russia that have been registered by UNESCO as a world heritage site, along with photos of some types and titles of heritage recognized by UNESCO.

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