NDO – Vietnam Days in Switzerland 2021, an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Switzerland and Vietnam diplomatic relations (October 11, 1971 – 2021) is scheduled to be held online for the first time from 3pm to 6pm (Vietnam time) on October 9, 2021, broadcasting live on social media networks.
The event is co-hosted by the Department of Cultural Diplomacy and UNESCO, under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with representative agencies of Vietnam to Switzerland, the Swiss Embassy in Vietnam, Vietnam Television and LeBros.
Vietnam Days in Switzerland 2021, under the framework of Vietnam Days Abroad Programme approved by Vietnamese Prime Minister, not only contributes to the friendly relations between the two countries, but also promotes Vietnam’s image as an authentic yet dynamic country to the public in Switzerland and European countries.
The event consists of 5 chapters: “Hello, Switzerland! Hello, Europe!”; “Authentic Culture”; “Amazing Country”; “Future Generations”; and “See You in Vietnam”.
As a part of the event, well-known cultural figures such as Tung Duong, Van Mai Huong, Quang Dang will present to talk about Vietnamese culture, cuisine and landscape. Prominent figures from intellectuals and entrepreneurs circle, namely Former Deputy Director of Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies Nguyen Thi Hien, FPT Telecom Chairman Hoang Nam Tien, VinAI Research Director Bui Hai Hung, MindX CEO Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, are also invited to the event to share their stories and experiences which couple with the national development.
The audience will not only have an overview of the diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Vietnam, but also discover distinctive characteristics of each country through special art performances, footages and stories shared by participants. With live broadcasting format, the event allows live comments and interaction.
Deputy Director of the Department of Cultural Diplomacy and UNESCO, under the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tran Quoc Khanh said: “Hosting this event online for the first time in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic poses huge challenges. However, we devote ourselves to make it successful. This is an opportunity to strengthen the 50-year-relation between Vietnam and Switzerland, as well as to promote the image of a youthful and vibrant Vietnam to the public in Switzerland, including overseas Vietnamese, and in other European countries”.
Vietnam Days in Switzerland 2021 will broadcast live from 3 bridge points: main stage from Vietnam, the Embassy of Vietnam in Switzerland and Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, WTO and other International Organisations in Geneva.
Following the event, Vietnam Days in the United States 2021 is scheduled to take place this November, contributing to the cooperation across many fields between the two countries.