Vietnam, Kazakhstan enhance cooperation in culture and sports

14:34 | 06/09/2017 Culture & Art

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien talked with Kazakh Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly, in Kazakhstan's capital of Astana on August 28, to boost the cooperation between the two ministries.

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Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien (left) and Kazakh Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly

The event was part of the two-day working visit to Kazakhstan (August 28-29) made by Minister Thien to host the Vietnam National Day at the 2017 Astana Expo.

At the meeting, the two ministers affirmed their determination to continue enhancing the cooperation in the fields of culture and sports between the two countries in the time ahead.

Kazakh Minister Arystanbek Mukhamediuly thanked Vietnam for its active support given to Kazakhstan, as well as its participation in the Astana Expo.

The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Vietnam – Kazakhstan diplomatic ties and Vietnam’s major cultural events at this year’s Astana Expo 2017 not only contributed to the expo’s success but were considered as important landmarks in the friendship between the two nations.

The 2017 Astana Expo is taking place from June 10 to September 10, featuring the participation of 115 countries, territories and international organisations.

At the expo, the Vietnamese pavilion, themed ‘Traditional and modern fusion – Vietnam’s future energy’, has impressed visitors with a space imbued with the national identity and large-scale models.

In May 2015, the two ministries signed a cooperation agreement on culture and sports and, since then, the two countries have implemented numerous meaningful activities to boost their cultural and people-to-people exchanges.

On the same day, Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien visited and presented a "For the Cause of Culture, Sports and Tourism" medal to the Vietnamese Embassy in Kazakhstan.

Theo NDO