The 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41) themed “Parliamentary Diplomacy for a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN Community” opened at the International Convention Center, Hanoi on September 8 under the chair of National Assembly Chairwoman of Viet Nam and President of AIPA 41 H.E Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam and President H.E Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong delivered a video welcome speech to the AIPA 41 General Assembly.

ASEAN holds virtual cross sectoral and cross pillar consultation on ASEAN Identity narrative

The ASEAN Cross Sectoral and Cross Pillar Consultation on the Narrative of ASEAN Identity was held online on August 31st2020. The meeting was hosted and chaired by the Ministry of Culture and Education of the Republic of Indonesia-Chair of ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Culture and Arts Meetings term 2018-2020. H.E Mrs. Retno Marsudi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia and H.E Dato Lim Jock Hoi, ASEAN Secretary General attended and delivered opening remarks; Mr. Kung Phoak, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN and representatives of the ASEAN Sectoral Bodies from the three ASEAN Community Pillars: Political-Security Community, Economic Community and Socio-Cultural Community were among the attendants. The delegation of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism consisted of Associate Professor Ph.D. Mr. Bui Hoai Son-Director of Viet Nam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies; Mr. Le Ngoc Dinh-Deputy Director General of International Cooperation Department and officials in charge of ASEAN multilateral cooperation.

Consultative Workshop on “Opportunities and Challenges for Vietnamese Filmmakers”

On the 28th July 2020, at the Headquarter of United Nations in Viet Nam, UNESCO Ha Noi Office organized the Consultative Workshop on “Opportunities and Challenges for Vietnamese Filmmakers” in the framework of the project launched by UNESCO in Southeast Asia on “E-MOTIONS – Mobilizing film professionals for regional cooperation”. Ms. Nguyễn Phương Hòa, Director General of International Cooperation Department, authorized by the Leader of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, attended and delivered her speech at the Workshop.

ASEAN Film Week 2020 ceremoniously opened in Hanoi

On July 18th, 2020, the Opening Ceremony of the ASEAN Film Week 2020-one of the events within the framework of Viet Nam’s 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship with the theme of "ASEAN cohesive and responsive"- was ceremoniously held at the National Cinema Center, Ha Noi. Distinguished guests at the ceremony include H.E Mr. Ta Quang Dong, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam; Mr. Vi Kien Thanh, Director General of Viet Nam Cinema Department, Head of the Organizing Committee of the ASEAN Film Week 2020; Mr. Le Ngoc Dinh, Deputy Director General of International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and representatives of ASEAN Member States in Viet Nam; representatives from ASEAN 2020 National Committee and Ministries and departments; representatives from foreign cultural centers in Viet Nam; Vietnamese and foreign media agencies and movie lovers in Ha Noi. 

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