An art performance at the programme (Source: internet)

Hanoi (VNA) –
An international art exchange was held in Hanoi on January 30 to foster friendship between Vietnam and other countries as well as between Hanoi and other cities worldwide.

Nguyen Lan Huong, head of the Hanoi Party Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation and Chairwoman of the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organisations, thanked foreign countries for supporting Vietnam in its integration and development, helping increase the country’s global prestige.

She said 2017 was a successful year for external affairs, with several international events in Hanoi, most notably the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum.

Hanoi took this occasion to establish and elevate its bilateral and multilateral relations with countries and territories as well as overseas localities and organisations.

A wide range of activities were held to open up numerous cooperation opportunities in economics and socio-culture, she noted.

Venezuelan Ambassador to Vietnam Jorge Rondon Uzcategui wished Vietnamese people peace, prosperity, happiness and success in the new year.

He thanked the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organisations for helping promote friendship between Vietnam and other countries.-VNA