Francophone Week 2017 to take place in HCM City hinh anh 1Overview of the press conference on March 16 on the event (Photo: voh.
HCM City (VNA) – The Francophone Week 2017 will take place in Ho Chi Minh City from March 17-29 with diverse cultural and art exchange activities, organisers announced on March 16.

Themed “Love and Share,” the event aims to encourage the organisastion of activities for young people.

The highlight of the week will be a French Festive Day scheduled for March 19 in Thao Cam Vien Park, where youngsters are provided a chance to have better understanding of the French language.

Participants will also enjoy performances by famous Canadian singer Athesia and eight films from Canada, France and Switzerland at a French film festival. In addition, many seminars, exhibitions and exchanges will be organised throughout the event.

According to Othmar Hardegger, Swiss Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City and representative of the Francophone community in the city, the Francophone Week is an opportunity for those who love the language and culture of France to meet and exchange, while honouring the cultural values, richness and diversity of the Francophone community in Ho Chi Minh City.

March 20 has been chosen as the International Francophone Day since 1970, offering French-speaking people a chance to show their love for the language as well as their solidarity and wish to live together in difference and diversity.-VNA