The ceremony in Bac Ninh province (Source:
Speaking at the ceremony, representative of leaders of Bac Ninh city said that the cherry blossom symbol has long been loved by Vietnamese people. The event contributed to introduce and popularize the images of Japan and its people to people in the city; enhance the understanding, trust and cohesion of the two peoples; and affirm the close relationship and co-operation between the two countries, thereby making the Japanese-Vietnamese culture closer and closer.

The cherry blossom project was kicked off in 2012. Since then, the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Association of Chukyo region has been actively developing cherry flowers in Vietnam. Up to now, cherry blossoms have been grown in many localities in the provinces and cities of Vietnam, including Bac Ninh. Through this event, representatives from Japan also expressed the belief that cherry blossoms will become a bridge, contributing to spiritual exchange between the peoples of Japan and Vietnam.

At the ceremony, a representative of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Association of Chukyo region introduced techniques to plant the trees./.

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