The Hanoi Union of Friendship Organisations and the Indonesian Embassy in Vietnam jointly hosted a Vietnam-Indonesia cultural exchange night in the city on December 6.

The event promoted both nations’ cultural identities and traditional values through diverse music and dance performances by Vietnamese and Indonesian artists.

The countries have nurtured a long-standing friendship and over the past decade they have made every effort to deepen their bilateral relations in all fields.

In June 2013, Vietnam-Indonesia relations were elevated to strategic partnership level and the latest event was a good chance for them to understand more about each other, thus promoting solidarity and cooperation.

Speaking at the exchange, Indonesian Ambassador to Vietnam Mayerfas said he believes that the event will contribute to further strengthening the close friendship between the two nations.-VNA