(Source: Sovhtt.hanoi.gov.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – Seoul artists are taking in a range of activities in Hanoi to mark the 20th anniversary of bilateral ties between the capital city and Seoul of the Republic of Korea (RoK).

The “Seoul Days in Hanoi” programme, opened in the heart of Hanoi on the night of October 28, brings special cultural identities as well as the land and people of Seoul closer to Hanoians.

Through art performances and a photo exhibition, it looks to increase mutual understanding and friendship between the two capital cities’ residents while strengthening the relationship between Vietnam and the RoK.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Le Hong Son highlighted the valuable support of the Korean Government and people to the development of Hanoi and Vietnam at large.

Hanoi always attaches importance to further developing its friendship and cooperation with Seoul, looking to lift it to a new height, he stated.

Later on October 28, a delegation of Seoul authorities led by First Vice Mayor Liu Gyoung Gee had a working session with representatives of the People’s Council and the People’s Committee of Hanoi.

Liu said Hanoi and Seoul share many similarities and the two cities can learn from each other’s experience in sustainable development.

The programme lasts until October 29.

Vietnam and the RoK elevated their bilateral relationship to a strategic partnership in 2009. The RoK is one of Vietnam’s leading partners in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI), official development assistance (ODA), trade, education-training, culture and social affairs.-VNA