Joining the festival as anhonorary guest, Vietnam is offering the host a feast of musicalperformances, exhibitions on traditional customs of ethnic minoritiesand landscape paintings.
The event is part ofactivities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Francediplomatic ties, said Alain Bocquet, the city’s Mayor. T he fact thatVietnam is invited as an honorary guest demonstrates thesolidarity and friendship with Vietnamese people and will open up newopportunities of cooperation, he added.
The cityis willing to twin with a Vietnamese city which has water-relatedgeographical features such as a resort or an environmentally friendlytourism destination, paving the way for closer economic bonds, said theMayor.
Vietnamese Ambassador to France Duong Chi Dungsaid Vietnam has become a focal point for international friends.French people and localities have shown their interest in setting upcloser links with Vietnam for better mutual understanding andcooperation, the diplomat added.-VNA
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