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7/31/2018 3:14:31 PM

Folk music show marks Peru’s 197th Independence Day in Hanoi

(VNF) - A music show was held in Hanoi’s Youth Theatre on July 30 to celebrate the 197th anniversary of the Independence Day of Peru (July 28, 1821-2018) and the 24th anniversary of Vietnam-Peru diplomatic ties (November 14, 1994-2018).

A performance at the show by APU INKA, a Peruvian folk music group. (Photo: VNA)

The event was organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Peruvian Embassy in Vietnam.

Assistant to the Vietnam Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Van Thao sent his congratulations to the Peruvian government and people on the occasion.

He said despite geographical distance, the two countries share many historical and cultural similarities andtheir people also give each other mutual support.

This creates an important foundation for Vietnam and Peru to reinforce their friendship and multi-faceted cooperation, he added.

He noted that two-way trade is growing and the two nations are collaborating at international organisations and multilateral mechanisms, especially the United Nations and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum.

There is a plenty of room for Vietnam and Peru to develop cooperation in various fields such as trade, investment, energy, telecommunication, agriculture, processing and manufacturing industry, aquaculture, science and technology, Thao said.

He expressed his belief in the growing friendship and cooperation for the sake of their people as well as peace and stability in the region and beyond.

Peruvian Ambassador to Vietnam Augusto Morelli at the event. (Photo: VNA)

Peruvian Ambassador to Vietnam Augusto Morelli said activities to celebrate Peru’s Independence Day also review achievements in bilateral relations and look toward more extensive and intensive cooperation in the future.

The bilateral relationship has been thriving since the establishment of diplomatic ties in November 14, 1994, he said, adding that the two sides have become good partners at international forums and they are cooperating in a broad array of fields.

The Ambassador hoped the music show will help Vietnamese people understand better about music in Peru and its culture.

Joining the musice show, participants had a chance to learn more about Perian music through Apu Inka, a Peruvian folk music group interprets Latinamerican folk music and strives to keep alive the pure essence of its origins, performing on musical instruments of the Andes like the quenas, zamponas, charango and indigenous percussion.

The band engaged in the exemplar task of promoting and spreading not just Peruvian folklore, but also the cultural values of other Latin American countries, and the world, as a way to keep the voice of the people alive./.

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