A performance at the show (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
A music show was held in Hanoi on July 30 to celebrate the 197th anniversary of the Independence Day of Peru (July 28, 1821).

The event was organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Peruvian Embassy in Vietnam.

Assistant to the Vietnam Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Van Thao sent his congratulations to the Peruvian government and people on the occasion.

He said despite geographical distance, the two countries share many historical and cultural similarities. Their people also give each other mutual support.

This creates an important foundation for Vietnam and Peru to reinforce their friendship and multi-faceted cooperation, he added.

He noted that two-way trade is growing and the two nations are collaborating at international organisations and multilateral mechanisms, especially the United Nations (UN) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum.

There is a plenty of room for Vietnam and Peru to develop cooperation in various fields such as trade, investment, energy, telecommunication, agriculture, processing and manufacturing industry, aquaculture, science and technology, Thao said.

He expressed his belief in the growing friendship and cooperation for the sake of their people as well as peace and stability in the region and beyond.

Peruvian Ambassador to Vietnam Augusto Morelli said activities to celebrate the 197th anniversary of Peru’s Independence Day also review achievements in bilateral relations and look toward more extensive and intensive cooperation in the future.

The bilateral relationship has been thriving since the establishment of diplomatic ties in November 1994, he said, adding that the two sides have become good partners at international forums and they are cooperating in a broad array of fields.

The ambassador hoped the music show will help Vietnamese people understand better about music in Peru and its culture.-VNA