Over 1,000 delegates from 62 countries worldwide attended the 97 th
World Congress of Esperanto (UK 97) in Hanoi on July 29.
The event was jointly organised by the Vietnam Union of Friendship
Organisations, the Vietnam Esperanto Association and the Universal
Esperanto Association (UEA)
Addressing the opening
ceremony, Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan said the event offers Vietnam
a chance to promote its image as a peace loving country on the way
towards development and integration.
her belief that Esperanto will continue to be an international
language, linking global peoples for peace, development and cooperation.
UEA President Probal Dasgupta said he believes
Esperanto, a language of good will and equality, will keep spreading to
many countries, including Vietnam and become a cultural bridge
linking peace lovers across the globe.
occasion, Doan presented the Friendship Order to UEA for its
contributions to Vietnam ’s national liberation during the war.-VNA