The Vietnam Writers’ Association (VWA) on May 26 launched a translation centre in Hanoi as part of the association’s efforts to promote the nation’s literature across the globe.

Besides its main task of translating Vietnamese literary works into foreign languages, the centre will help nurture a contingent of translators and relations with foreign writers’ associations, all towards the goal of helping world readers better know about Vietnamese unique culture besides its heroic wars for national independence and freedom, said VWA Chairman poet Huu Thinh.

VWA Vice Chairman poet Nguyen Quang Thieu is the director of the centre.-VNA