UK Festival celebrates 50 years of UK-Vietnam relations

September 15, 2023 | 12:14
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The UK festival will mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the United Kingdom and Vietnam, showcasing the enduring friendship and collaboration between the two nations.
UK Festival celebrates 50 years of UK-Vietnam relations

The British Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City is organising the highly anticipated event on September 16 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Bringing together more than 70 partners, the UK Festival promises an unparalleled experience as it invites all individuals to join in celebrating the rich tapestry of the UK-Vietnam partnership, as well as UK culture and arts.

With an array of engaging activities, the festival offers a unique opportunity to explore the UK's contributions to and deep connection with Vietnam.

In addition, distinguished representatives from over 20 British universities and institutions will showcase their educational offerings at the event. Students and parents will have the opportunity to learn about the available scholarships.

Booths at the festival will show an array of British products hailing from popular retail, healthcare, and financial brands. Visitors can also learn more about the renewable energy projects and technologies that reflect the commitment of both nations to a greener, more sustainable future.

The event also includes an opportunity to meet Liverpool FC legend Glen Johnson, who promises to capture the attention of English Premier League fans in general and Liverpool fans in particular.

In the realm of music and entertainment, the UK festival boasts an exceptional line-up. Prepare to be enthralled by nights headlined by the legendary band 911 that also feature mesmerising performances by famous Vietnamese artists including Chillies and Vu Thanh Van, as well as talented DJs Psycho and MinDaniel. These performances promise to ignite the atmosphere with a blend of sensational tunes.

British consul general in Ho Chi Minh City Emily Hamblin said, "The UK and Vietnam are closer than ever, and with relations at an all-time high, there is so much potential for the years ahead. This remarkable UK Festival in Vietnam serves as a bridge between our two nations, celebrating 50 years of enduring friendship and collaboration."

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