Vietnamese Ambassador to Ukraine Nguyen Anh Tuan introduces Vietnam's role in organising APEC Year 2017 (Photo: VN)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in Ukraine held a cultural exchange in Kiev on November 20 gathering 40 teachers and students in Kremenchuk city of Poltava province.

Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Ukraine Nguyen Anh Tuan introduced Vietnam as a country, its achievements and its role in the world arena, especially after the successful APEC Year 2017.

He noted that this year, the two countries have celebrated the 25th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations, holding various activities to strengthen ties.

A number of leaders of both sides, including the meeting between Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Ukraine President Petr Poroshenko at the Davos World Economic Forum in January 2017, as well as the 14th meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee in October showed the efforts of the two countries in forging stronger relations in economy, trade, science-technology, defence and education, he said.

Meanwhile, Andrey Melnik, Director of the Kremenchuk centre for international relations and economic development, lauded the goodwill of the Vietnamese Embassy in Ukraine and Ambassador Nguyen Tuan Anh in organising the event.

He reviewed activities boosting the partnership between Vietnam and Ukraine this year.

During the event, the embassy also held a photo exhibition and film screening spotlighting the nation and people of Vietnam as well as the life of late President Ho Chi Minh.

Participants also enjoyed music and dance performances by Kremenchuk city students.-VNA