Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh and Chairwoman of the French Senate’s Committee on Culture, Education and Communication Marie Christine Blandin discussed issues on enhancing bilateral cultural cooperation at talks in Hanoi on March 6.

The working visit of the French Senate delegation led by Blandin comes as the two countries prepare arts and cultural activities to herald the 40 th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and France .

Cultural relations between Vietnam and France have seen fine developments over the past years. With the motto ‘Recognising and respecting Vietnamese cultural diversity’, the French Government has helped Vietnam train human resources for many art fields such as dancing, cinematography and music..

Vietnam highly valued French support in preserving and restoring Vietnam’s tangible heritage as well as implementing human resource training projects.-VNA