Cambodia, Vietnam Boost Culture and Arts Cooperation

Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism have reached a cultural and artistic cooperation programme for the 2023-2027 period.

The cooperation programme was signed by Secretary of State and Spokesperson of Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts H.E. Long Ponnasirivath and H.E. Hoang Dao Cuong, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, during their meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Sept. 28.

Accordingly, the two sides agreed that Cambodia will send delegations to visit and work in Vietnam in 2024 and 2026, while Vietnam will send delegations to Cambodia in 2023 and 2025, reported Vietnam News Agency (VNA).

The two sides will coordinate to organise the Vietnamese Culture Week in Cambodia in 2024 and 2026, and the Cambodian Culture Week in Vietnam in 2023 and 2025, it added.

In 2027, the source pointed out, the two culture weeks will be held in the two countries on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Cambodia and Vietnam, along with other activities such as art performances and exhibitions.

According to VNA, the two sides will support and create favourable conditions for the cooperation between their agencies operating in cultural and artistic research, conservation of traditional cultural heritage, fine arts, photography, exhibitions and libraries; and the organisation of cultural and art exchange programmes in border areas.

Vietnam will train Cambodian students at cultural and art schools managed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The specific quantity and time will be agreed in detail on the basis of the two government’s approval.

In the meeting, H.E. Long Ponnasirivath thanked the Vietnamese side for creating favourable conditions for the Cambodian ministry to organise the Cambodian Culture Week in Vietnam.

He hoped the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to continue helping Cambodia to train human resources in the fields of culture, arts, and heritage conservation.

For his part, H.E. Hoang Dao Cuong said the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism is willing to support Cambodia in training human resources in the cinema, circus and music industries; and provide scholarships for Cambodian students.



Source: Agency Kampuchea Press