A myriad of political and socio-cultural activities will be held across Vietnam during 2015 to mark the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Germany diplomatic ties (1975-2015).

The information was announced by the German Embassy in Vietnam at a press conference in Hanoi on January 21.

During the 2015 Vietnam-Germany Friendship Year, the embassy will coordinate with the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to organise concerts, painting exhibitions, fairs and film screenings in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and many other localities nationwide.

The highlight of the year will be a German festival scheduled for March 28, the embassy said.-VNA