Kevin Yeung meets Hanoi official

June 13, 2024

Secretary for Culture, Sports & Tourism Kevin Yeung called on the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism and met its Deputy Minister Ta Quang Dong in Hanoi, Vietnam, yesterday.
During the meeting, Mr Yeung said: “Our country has indicated clear support for Hong Kong to develop into an East-meets-West centre for international cultural exchanges, offering unlimited development opportunities to the arts and cultural sectors.”
He shared examples of the cultural co-operation between Hong Kong and Vietnam.
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts collaborated with the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism's Department of Training to promote educational exchanges in arts and culture. Vietnamese performing groups also participated in the Asian Ethnic Cultural Performances organised by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department.
In the area of sports, the Hong Kong football team has played against the Vietnam national football team many times.
Additionally, he noted that tourism activities between Hong Kong and Vietnam have also resumed with great potential for co-operation, adding that Hong Kong is committed to becoming an important tourist destination for Vietnam.
When Mr Yeung began his visit in Hanoi, Vietnam, yesterday, he first toured the Vietnam Television Corporation and met its senior management to explore collaboration opportunities.


Afterwards, he visited the Vietnam National Institute of Culture & Arts Studies to learn about its strategies and recommendations from research and implementation of its plans.
This morning, Mr Yeung visited the Vietnam Football Federation. Later in the afternoon, he met leaders of Vietnam's creative industries, including film, television and fashion, to discuss opportunities of collaboration.
Mr Yeung will return to Hong Kong tomorrow.

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