In his opening remarks, Ambassador Le Viet Duyen reviewed the significant milestones in the Vietnam – Venezuela diplomatic ties across multiple fields such as politics, economics, culture, and society.

The diplomat affirmed that the famous movies screened during the week serve to convey a range of emotional images about Vietnamese culture, history, people, and their social life, so as to help strengthen mutual understanding, co-operation, and friendship between the peoples of both countries.

The Ambassador went on to emphasise that these films touched on a number of topics, with every piece winning numerous awards both domestically and internationally.

The films include Dung Dot (Don’t Burn), Chuyen Cua Pao (Pao’s Story), Toi Thay Hoa Vang Tren Co Xanh, (I See Yellow Flowers on The Green Grass), Cuoc Doi Cua Yen (The Life of Yen), and Mua Len Trau (Flood Season).

In response, Enrique Plata, president of the Foundation for the Cultural Development of Mérida state (Fundecem), expressed his honour at organising the Vietnamese Film Week, noting that the event offers an ideal venue in which local people can gain profound knowledge about Vietnamese history, culture, and people.