The head of the Wallonie-Bruxelles delegation from Belgium to
Vietnam , Franck Pezza, has been awarded the insignia ‘For the cause of
Culture, Sports and Tourism’.
On addressing the
presentation ceremony in Hanoi on July 3, the Deputy Minister of
Culture, Sports and Tourism, Huynh Vinh Ai, thanked Pezza for his
contributions to culture, sports and tourism cooperation and development
which have contributed to the friendship and strategic partnership
between Vietnam and the Belgian region.
minister said that during his term of office, Pezza has put forward
numerous initiatives concerning arts, including film, music, stage and
street art festivals in Vietnam .
He said he hopes
that Pezza will continue to support Vietnam in this field after
concluding his term of office in Vietnam .
thanked the Vietnamese Government and people for the honour and staff in
Vietnam ’s culture, sports and tourism sector for their kind
Since he took office in September 2008, Pezza
has closely monitored culture and tourism projects during the 2007-09
period and played a major role in initiating many joint cooperation
projects from 2010 to 2012.
Apart from founding
international documentary film festival, he also helped to organise the
comic book festival, ballroom dancing week, European literature week and
European language week in Vietnam .
responsible for the setting up of the European Union National Institutes
for Culture in Hanoi and served as president of Vietnam’s Francophone
group, which comprises embassies, delegations and social organisations
that operate in Vietnam.-VNA