Minister of State for Culture Meenakashi Lekhi met Vietnam’s Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism HE Nguyen Van Hung in New Delhi | Odisha News | Latest news from Odisha
New Delhi: Minister of State for Culture Meenakashi Lekhi met with Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam, Mr. HE Nguyen Van Hung accompanied by Mrs. Nguyen Phuong HoaDirector General, International Cooperation Department, MoCST on 17 December 2021 in New Delhi during his visit to India from December 15 to 19, 2021 as a member of the Vietnamese delegation.
Ministers acknowledged the unique historic and friendly relationship between India and Vietnam, and reiterated their commitment to deepen and strengthen this relationship. Discussions took place on various issues of cultural cooperation. On this occasion, a book entitled “The Cham sculptures of Vietnam and their interface with Indian art (from the DàNẵng Museum of Cham Sculptures Collection)” co-written by Indian and Vietnamese experts was presented by the Minister of State to Culture Smt. MeenakashiLekhi to his Vietnamese counterpart as a testament to the cultural bond between the two nations. The book was published under a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the National Museum Institute of India (NMI) and the Da Nang Museum of Vietnam in 2013.