President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) Nguyen Phuong Nga at the reception 

The delegation visit several relics and beautiful landscapes in Hanoi, the northern provinces of Hoa Binh and Quang Ninh; has a working session with the Union of Friendship Organizations in Hanoi, Hoa Binh and Quang Ninh provinces to strengthen cultural exchange and cooperation.

At the reception, President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) Nguyen Phuong Nga stressed the traditional friendship between Vietnam and India originated from cultural, historical and religious exchanges and was founded by President Ho Chi Minh and late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

ISCUF delegation took photo with VUFO leader

The relations have been maintained, fostered, and upgraded to “comprehensive strategic partnership” in September 2016. Along with that, people-to-people exchange has developed via visits, and especially the annual India-Vietnam friendship festival, which was held nine times and will have its 10th edition to take place in August in Vietnam, she said.

ISCUF Vice President Das Saktidhar said visit and cultural exchanges help boost bilateral friendship and promote mutual understanding. He hoped that the visit will contribute to enhancing multi-faceted cooperation and open up cooperation opportunities for his organization and the Vietnam-India Friendship Association.

Traditional dance of India by Panda Sasmita (Source: Quoc te Newspaper)

In particular, dancing artist Panda Sasmita performed beautiful traditional dances of India. During the journey in Vietnam, she will perform and have artistic exchanges in localities./.

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