(CPV) – The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Hanoi, with the Indonesian community in Vietnam, has hosted an "Indonesian Cultural Night and Charity" with a show of "Nusantara Citra Group" and “Angkung” Mang Ujo on June 10th, 2012.
The show aims to introduce Indonesian art and culture to Vietnamese, expatriates, and diplomatic circles in Hanoi to encourage them to take a trip to Indonesia. This event also participated in helping to address humanitarian issues in Vietnam. As a result of this show, money will be donated to Bo De Pagoda in Hanoi.
Ambassador of Indonesia to Vietnam, Mayerfas (left wearing a batik shirt) shakes hands with Chief Bo De Pagoda, Senior Monk Thich Dam Lan (right). Source: Indonesian Embassy
This cultural evening showcasing of a wide variety of Indonesian arts and culture was the first such event held in Hanoi and received a warm welcome from the Vietnamese community, represented by Mr. Tran Dac Loi, Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee Commission for External Relations. He said, "I believe that art and cultural activities will enhance mutual understanding and awareness of the similarities between the peoples of Indonesia and Vietnam."
Mr. Loi expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and the Indonesian community in Vietnam. He said, "We appreciated the initiative and the noble effort of the Embassy of Indonesia and the Indonesian community in Vietnam in support of the Party, State and people of Vietnam to help and care for disadvantaged communities in Vietnam. We express our sincere thanks to you all for an activity that is very meaningful."
More than 250 people attended the show, including representatives from the Government of Vietnam and Hanoi, expats and diplomatic circles. One spectator commented, "This show is very interesting and inspiring, arousing interest to travel to Indonesia. And we greatly appreciated the humanitarian efforts undertaken by the Embassy of Indonesia and its societies in Vietnam.”