A meeting was held in Hanoi on March 27 to discuss how to boost cooperation in culture and fine arts between Vietnam and Cambodia in 2013 and the subsequent years.

At the meeting, Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh and Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Him Chhem agreed that this year, the two sides will continue their coordination in organising cultural and fine arts exchanges among the two countries’s bordering provinces.

They supported the opening of fine-arts camps to demonstrate the friendship between the two countries, and agreed to hold a Cambodian cultural week in Vietnam this year.

Anh told his Cambodian counterpart that cultural and fine-arts schools under his ministry will provide Cambodian students with scholarships besides those granted by the Vietnamese government.

The guest said the Cambodian side supported the building of a Vietnamese cultural center in his country.
Last year, Vietnam and Cambodia successfully organised the Vietnam-Cambodia friendship year with various activities, including performances by artists from the two countries.-VNA