The Denmark-Vietnam Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF) for the 2011-2015 period made its debut in Hanoi on February 25.
Danish Ambassador John Nielsen said cultural development assistance is an important part in Danish development assistance to Vietnam. He said he hopes to further promote and enhance the two countries’ cooperative ties and the fund will encourage new and creative projects of Vietnamese artists and cooperation projects between the two countries’ artists.
The diplomat also revealed a plan to organise cultural events to mark the 40th anniversary of Vietnamese-Danish diplomatic ties this year.
The US$1.2 million fund will provide support to Vietnamese artists’ contemporary arts projects, consolidate cooperation between Danish and Vietnamese artists and promote mutual understanding between the two peoples.