Viet Nam Day makes impression at Milan Expo 2015
Update: Oct 19, 2015
Traditional music performances during the Viet Nam Day at the Expo Milan 2015 in Italy on October 17 have made a significant impression on guests and visitors.

Earlier, when addressing the flag-raising ceremony to begin the Viet Nam Day, Italian Deputy Minister of Environment Barbara Degani said the celebration of Viet Nam Day aims to honour the country’s achievements as well as its significant contributions to global development, thus helping international friends gain a broader understanding of Viet Nam - a dynamic and culturally rich country.

Viet Nam’s Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh highlighted the theme ‘Water and Lotus’ of the Vietnamese pavilion at the expo.

He noted that the Vietnamese exhibition house has welcomed millions of visitors who came to study the country’s unique culture via traditional art performances, fine art and handicraft products, as well as its traditional dishes.

Minister Anh said Viet Nam has been active in coordinating with other countries to cope with global pressing issues, especially challenges posed by water shortage and food security which are the theme of the expo.

He took the occasion to visit the Italian pavilion where he met with Italian Foreign Minister Paulo Gentiloni who said that the Vietnamese house was one of the most beautiful pavilions at the expo.

Minister Anh said he hopes through the expo as well as the upcoming State-level visit to Viet Nam by Italian President Sergio Matterella from November 6-8, the friendship and co-operation between the two countries will thrive across all areas.

Expo Milan 2015 is open from May 1 to October 31 in the northern city of Milan.