To implement the cooperative agreement between the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture and Information and the Cambodian Ministry of Information, a Cambodian journalist delegation led by Mr Chum Socheat, Minister assistant and manager of the Office of Information, is visiting Vietnam from October 20-30.
The purpose of the visit is to create opportunities for Cambodian journalists to understand Vietnam’s culture and national construction and development, in order to further increase the understanding of the journalists and Cambodian people about cooperative and friendly relations between the two nations.
As planned, the delegation will visit and work in Hanoi, Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City.
300 artists to participate in art performance to mark APEC Summit
According to the Performance Department under the Ministry of Culture and Information, a program of special art performances to mark the APEC Summit will take place on November 8 with the participation of 300 artists.
The program will include the performance of traditional musical instruments and dances. The Hue royal music troupe will perform in the anteroom of the theatre.
In the framework of cultural activities to mark the APEC Summit, the Vietnam APEC film festival will be held in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City by the Cinema Department under the Ministry of Culture and Information. 15 films from 15 APEC economic members were sent to the festival.
Some documentary films introducing the socio-economic achievements of APEC economic members will be shown on this occasion.
Photo exhibition on Vietnamese AO victims held in New York
A photo exhibition on Vietnamese Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims entitled “Pains and Smiles” organised by an American high-school student, Sam Moehrke, opened in Brooklyn , New York , on Oct. 19.
The exhibition displayed photos on Vietnamese AO/dioxin victims by Vietnamese photographer Doan Duc Minh, attracting a great number of local viewers, particularly students.
Sam, 18, told a Vietnam News Agency reporter that he had an intention of organising a photo exhibition on Vietnamese AO/dioxin victims following a tour to Vietnam in late February. Sam said that the organisation of a live photo exhibition in the US will help relieve pains and losses that Vietnamese AO/dioxin victims have been suffering.
All money raised from the sale of a photo book “Pains and Smiles” will be used to help Vietnamese AO/dioxin victims, Sam said, adding that he was expected to hold similar photo exhibitions at his school or in other cities such as San Francisco, California and Albany.
Speaking at the exhibition, Merle Ratner, Co-ordinator of the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign (VAORRC), called upon American people to help Vietnamese AO/dioxin victims.
The exhibition will last for seven days.
Reprinted from VietNamNet