French President of the Senate Gérard Larcher and Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue last week kicked off a program to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and France and the 10th anniversary of the bilateral strategic partnership. These activities will take place in both Vietnam and France throughout 2023.
|The official logo of the 50th Anniversary of French-Vietnamese diplomatic relations. Photo: French Embassy|
Accordingly, the official logo and slogan of the 50th Anniversary of French-Vietnamese diplomatic relations were released. The logo features the image of the Eiffel Tower of France and the Vietnamese Ao Dai (traditional long dress) drawn in a stylized way.
Meanwhile, “Cultural Sharing” is set as the program’s slogan to honor the two countries' history and the rich bilateral relationship in many fields.
According to the President of the French Senate, what makes the relationship between the two countries special and outstanding lies in the scale of cooperation.
"Diplomatic ties and cooperation between France and Vietnam have become closer in recent years in various fields, such as economy, climate change issue, university and research cooperation, heritage preservation, among others," he said.
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue also expressed, "I believe that with the political determination of the authorities and the efforts of the people of France and Vietnam, the strategic cooperation between the two countries will continue to grow and become more practical."
Vietnam and France have recently carried out an intensive exchange of delegations. French Senate President Gérard Larcher, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Armed Forces Christian Cambon, and other politicians visited Vietnam in early December to promote bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
As planned, a series of cultural events will take place across Vietnam next year, including the Hanoi Photo Festival 2023 project; the Light and Sound Show at the Hue Citadel; the Food, Fashion and Design Festival in Ho Chi Minh City; the "Balade en France" Food Festival in Hanoi, among others.