Vietnamese culture shines in US
Update: Aug 14, 2015
A “Vietnamese Cultural Night” gala featuring traditional art performances and fashion shows was held on August 12 at the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library Archive (NYHS) in New York.

The event was the highlight of the ongoing “Vietnamese Culture Days in the US” to mark the 20th anniversary of the normalisation of Viet Nam-US relations.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh said the event is expected to introduce the diversified yet unified culture and the rich history of Viet Nam to US friends.

Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Head of the Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations (UN), underlined the significance of 2015, saying it marks the 70 th founding anniversary of the UN, the 70 th Independence Day of Viet Nam and the 20 th anniversary of Viet Nam-US diplomatic ties.

She also hailed the Viet Nam-US comprehensive partnership and attributed its successes to the cultural and people-to-people exchanges between the two nations, contributing to healing the pains of war and building mutual trust and understanding.

President of the NYHS Louise Mirrer expressed her hope that the event would offer insight into the Vietnamese culture to US people as well as international friends from other countries.

She also praised Vietnam’s contributions to an exhibition of the war in Viet Nam set to open in the fall of 2017.