Receiving donated Books Ceremony from The National Library of Korea

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In the afternoon of December 21st, 2017, the National Library of Viet Nam held a receiving donated books ceremony during the program "Window on Viet Nam". This is one of the bilateral cooperation activities that have been actively and effectively implemented through the regular exchange of collections in Viet Nam and Korea between the National Library of Viet Nam and the National Library of Korea since 2009 besides the programs on exchange of experts, training staff.

With the desire to help Vietnamese readers to understand about the country, people, history, culture and society of Korea, the National Library of Korea had implemented the program "Window on Dynamic Korea" period 2009-2012, which was donated the National Library of Viet Nam more than 7,000 books, tapes and DVDs, VCDs, simultaneously, the National Library of Viet Nam had also organized a dynamic Korean Reading Room that attracted readers to use daily. With the results achieved, in June, 2016, two Libraries signed a MOU in order to restart the project for the period 2016-2020. Through the Korean Cultural Center in Hanoi, up to now, the National Library of Viet Nam has received two rounds of books donations from the National Library of Korea. This round includes 243 books and 17 DVDs about the history, country, people, technology, cuisine, special cultural features of Korea. This is a meaningful gift that will be added to the collection of Korean materials available at the National Library of Viet Nam and it is a useful resource for Vietnamese readers to have the opportunity to discover about people, history, and literature of the country of kimchi.

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Welcome performance

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Ms. Vu Thi Hong Oanh - Project and media Manager, Korean Cultural Center in Vietnamdelivers speech at the ceremony

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Ms. Tran My Dung – Head of Acquisition and International Books Exchange Division of NLV receiving books fromrepresentative of the National Library of Korea

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Souvenir photograph of the representatives

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News and photos: Hung Manh