World cultural festival to be held in Ho Chi Minh City
Update: Sep 05, 2016
A world cultural festival 2017 will take place in Ho Chi Minh City as part of cooperation with the Republic of Korea’s Gyeongsangbuk-do Province.

Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Thu and Deputy Governor of the RoK’s Province Woo Byung Yoon discussed preparations for the event at a meeting in HCM City on August 30.

The festival will help the two countries and people exchange culture, Woo Byung Yoon said, adding senior officials of the two countries are expected to attend the event.

The RoK will host Kpop music performances to treat Vietnamese audiences, he said.

Thu highlighted sound relations between the two countries and noted that HCM City is leading nationwide in cooperation activities with the RoK.

RoK is currently the fourth biggest investor in HCM City with 1,252 projects worth over 4.3 billion USD.

In 2015, two-way trade reached nearly 3 billion USD. The city is also partnered with RoK’s Busan and Daegu cities, she noted.

Gyeongsangbuk-do is home to many destinations recognised by UNESCO as world cultural heritage with traditional cultural festivals and special cuisine, Thu said.

That the joint hosting of the festival is significant in increasing cultural exchanges between the two nations, she added.