HCM city senior officials and Gyeongju city's officials signed to co-organise 2017 world cultural festival (Photo: nationaltimes.vn)
HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City is making best preparations for the HCM City – Gyongju International Cultural Festival 2017, Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem has said. 

The official made the statement during his meeting with Lee Dong Woo, General Secretary of the Festival Organising Board, in the city on October 6. 

Highlighting the importance of the festival, Vice Chairman Liem said it will be an important event in Vietnam – Republic of Korea relations and a positive start for other cultural and economic events of the two countries in the coming time. 

Lee said the Festival 2017 will be the RoK’s only cultural activity held for the longest time abroad. It will introduce various activities of traditional and modern culture of the RoK to Vietnamese people. 

He also believed that the success of the HCM City – Gyongju Festival will deepen economic and cultural cooperation of Vietnam and the RoK.
In September, officials of HCM City, Gyongsangbuk-do province and Gyongju city signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the HCM City – Gyongju Festival 2017. 

The festival will celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the RoK, and welcome the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum 2017 in Vietnam. 

The festival will take place in November 2017 and last for 25 days.-VNA