Viet Nam - India friendship festival promotes cultural exchange
Update: Oct 28, 2015
The seventh Viet Nam - India People’s Friendship Festival officially kicked off in Hyderabad city, Telengana state in the south of India on October 27, promoting cultural exchanges between the two countries.

The event was attended by the General Secretary of the All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation (AIPSO) Pallab Sein Gupta, the Telengana State’s Minister of Finance Eatala Rajender and its Minister of the Interior Nayani Narishmba Reedy as well as Chairman of the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong and Vice President of the Viet Nam-India Friendship Association (VIFA) Ha Minh Hue.

Songs and dances performed by Indian artists, along with more than 30 unique arts performances praising President Ho Chi Minh, the land and people of Viet Nam as well as the Viet Nam - India friendship by artists from the Viet Nam People’s Public Security art troupe delighted audiences at the opening ceremony of the festival.

Addressing the opening ceremony, AIPSO general secretary Pallapb Sein Gupta said that the biennial festival offers an opportunity for people in the two countries to review the significant milestones of the long-standing co-operative relationship between Viet Nam and India.

The Telengana State’s Minister of Finance Eatala Rajender emphasised that the traditional friendship created by the two outstanding leaders of the two nations, President Ho Chi Minh and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, has been nurtured by generations of leaders and people of the two countries.

He also expressed hope that VUFO, VIFA and AIPSO would organise more significant events such as the festival whilst supporting the enterprises from both sides to contribute to economic development.

VUFO Chairman Vu Xuan Hong said that the festival would contribute to hoisting Viet Nam - India relations to a new height in the near future.

The seventh Viet Nam - India People’s Friendship Festival will run until November 2.