A Vietnam Film Week opened on August 2 in the Paraguayan capital city of Asuncion on the occasion of 20th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations (May 30, 1995).

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Argentina and Paraguay Nguyen Dinh Thao said Vietnam values the importance of its friendly relationship and multifaceted cooperation with Paraguay, of which, culture plays an important role, serving as a bridge to increase understanding and connection between the peoples of the two countries.

Seven Vietnamese films are being screened, including the famous “Con Chim Vanh Khuyen” (Passerine bird), “Mua Gio Chuong” (The season of the whirlwind), and “Dung Dot” (Don’t burn), said Delia Evangelista Ocampos, Chief of the Department of Culture under the Paraguay Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

An exhibition featuring Vietnamese photos and handicraft products will also be organised on the occasion, she added.-VNA