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Festival to strengthen Vietnam-Japan bonds: Ambassador

An art performance at Vietnam Festival in Japan in 2023. VNA/VNS Photo

TOKYO The Vietnam Festival will take place at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, on June 1-2, expected to help to enhance mutual understanding and strengthen bonds between the two peoples, Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Phạm Quang Hiếu said at a press conference on May 20.

Featuring a kaleidoscope of cultural activities, the festival has become an indispensable event for the Vietnamese people there and locals for years, he said, highlighting this year's event is held to concretise the Vietnam-Japan Comprehensive Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia and the world, with cultural and people-to-people exchange being an important pillar.

Some 130 booths will be arranged at the event, helping bring the Vietnamese culture, tourism and cuisine closer to the Japanese people.

The festival will see performances staged by renowned artists and music bands of both nations.

The annual event is held under the sponsorship of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Tokyo administration. It was first organised in 2008 to mark the 35th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties. VNA/VNS

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