Vietnam will host the 97th World Congress of Esperanto (UK 97) for the
first time from July 28 to August 4, announced President of the Vietnam
Esperanto Association (VEA) Nguyen Van Loi.
At a press
briefing in Hanoi on July 27, Loi said the congress is expected to
attract around 900 delegates from 61 countries and territories around
the world, adding UK 97 will be an opportunity for Vietnam to
contribute to the global Esperanto movement.
the global Esperanto association for its support to Vietnam ’s past
struggle for national independence and freedom, as well as its current
national development process.
Loi revealed that VEA has
translated and published “Dang Thuy Tram Diary” about a young soldier’s
memories during the war and “Truyen Kieu” (The Tale of Kieu) - one of
the most significant works of Vietnamese literature written by famous
poet Nguyen Du more than 200 years ago – into the Esperanto language.
The week-long event includes seminars and art performances to
feature the theme “Esperanto – Bridge for Peace, Friendship and
Development”. The Vietnam Day programme to introduce the nation’s land,
people, customs, traditions and culture is also included in the event.
Meanwhile, the International Youth Congress of Esperanto
(IJK 68) will also be held in Vietnam for the second time from