The celebration ceremony on National Day (September 2nd) saw the participation of Venezuala’s President of the National Assembly Fernando Soto Rojas and many other deputies, ministers, and representatives of Venezuelan organisations. The Vietnam Culture Week, officially opened by Ambassador Tran Thanh Huan, was joined by the entire community of overseas Vietnamese in Venezuela. The Ambassador said that these activities aim to help strengthen understanding, solidarity and friendship between the two countries and peoples as well as further promoting cooperation in all fields. The 2nd Vietnam Culture Week consists of three main elements: Vietnam Film Week with films made with subtitles in Spanish and widely shown at public cinemas of Venezuela; song and dance performances and Vietnam-Venezuela music exchanges; and a photo exhibition entitled “Vietnam-Venezuela, two countries, one idea” which will last until the end of September. Vietnam’s cultural activities have been successfully organised in the country, creating a big reaction and deep impression among local people, attracting the interest of the government and community of Venezuela. Newspapers, radio and television of the South American country have ran various news, articles and images about the activities, highlighting the image of Vietnam with a rich history of a thousand years of civilization and a long struggle for national liberation. The press has also described the Fatherland as a country engrossed in hard labour for the construction and defence of the country, which is always friendly in cooperation and integration into the global community./.