Vietnamese cultural, art association in Czech Republic holds third congress hinh anh 1Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Ho Minh Tuan (first row, centre) speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)
Prague (VNA) – The Vietnamese Cultural and Art Association in the Czech Republic recently held its third congress and an event to celebrate its 10th founding anniversary in Prague.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to the country Ho Minh Tuan spoke highly of significant contributions by the association to the cultural and art development, which help to connect the Vietnamese people in the country with those in Europe.

Since its establishment in 2009, the association has focused on activities which aim to conserve and develop Vietnam’s traditional culture and art, enhancing links of overseas Vietnamese (OVs) with their homeland and raising the position of the Vietnamese community in the European nation.

It has organised a series of programmes to bolster connection of OVs in Europe.

In the coming time, the association will bolster links and join hands with organisations of Vietnamese people in the Czech Republic to conserve intangible cultural heritage, including quan ho (love duet singing), xoan singing, cheo (traditional opera) and ca tru (ceremonial singing in the north)./.