Ho Ky Minh, vice chairman of the Da Nang municipal People’s Committee, expressed his hope that the programme would serve to introduce Russian culture to people in Da Nang, and also to promote Vietnamese culture to Russian friends.

Da Nang will continue to push for further cooperation with localities of the Russian Federation in tourism, trade, and education, as well as people-to-people diplomacy to  contribute to the development of long-standing friendship between Vietnam and Russia, he noted.

The programme attracted nearly 500 delegates along with a large number of local residents in Da Nang, as well as Russian citizens living and working in the central city.

Participants were treated to vibrant art performances put on by Russian artists and students of Da Nang University.