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Vietnamese culture week hits Phnom Penh

Vietnamese culture week hits Phnom Penh

VIETNAM Culture Week will be celebrated in Phnom Penh's Chaktokmouk Conference hall this Friday and Saturday, ahead of celebrations in Siem Reap on Monday and Tuesday next week, Meas Sarun, general director of Technique of Culture, told The Post Tuesday.

"For the event in Cambodia, there will be an art show, concert and art fair with 40 Vietnamese delegates and artists, including the deputy prime minister of Vietnam," he said.

"We do believe that over 1,000 people from both Cambodia and Vietnam will join together in the hall because both Cambodian and Vietnamese artists will perform there," he said, adding, that solidarity songs from both countries will be sung during the show.

The art exhibition will showcase 60 paintings focusing on Vietnamese customs, traditions and culture, as well as statues that will be displayed at Wat Phnom, Meas Sarun said, adding that the Vietnamese delegates and artists will visit the Angkor Wat temple on Monday and Tuesday next week.

"Vietnamese artists will also perform [in Siem Reap] on Monday, and on Tuesday there will be a show by Cambodian artists from the Cultural Village of Siem Reap province," Meas Sarun said.

Cultural exchange   

Sim Sarak, general director of administration and finance at the Ministry of Culture, said that Vietnam Cultural Week  has already been celebrated in Cambodia  once in 2006.

Cambodian artists also performed  during Culture Week in Hanoi in 2007, he added.

"Normally, Cambodia and Vietnam agree to an exchange of art and culture," he said, adding that Cambodia has also signed a similar cultural exchange agreement with China, Thailand, Laos, Russia, South Korea and India.

In late 2008, Russian delegates and artists will perform in Phnom Penh for the forthcoming Russian Cultural Week, Sim Sarak said.

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