New cooperation prospect to strengthen French book resources at the National Library of Viet Nam

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In the afternoon of September 5th, director of the National Library of Viet Nam (NLV) Kieu Thuy Nga received Mr. Vincent Monadé, president of French National Book Centre.

Mr. Monadé, who is a member of the French delegation accompanying President Hollande on his visit to Viet Nam, expressed his happiness as this is his first visit to Viet Nam and has a meeting with the NLV. President of French National Book Centre is looking forward to developing cooperation with the NLV through signing an Memorandum of Understanding on the two major fields. The first one is continuing develop the Francophone Book Space at the NLV to be launched on the cross-year Viet Nam – France 2013-2014 occasion, aiming to provide the most French book resources for Viet Nam. The second one is digitalizing French documents of the NLV, enabling broad access to this precious document resource.

NLV’s director appreciated the goodwill & cooperation of French National Book Centre

Speaking at the meeting, Mrs. Kieu Thuy Nga expressed her sincere thanks to cooperation of French National Book Centre over the years and shared that beside the attention on Indochina collections of about 68,500 items in French taken over from the Central Library of Indochina, the NLV also focuses on acquiring new French books to meet its users’ needs. In the field of digitalization, currently, the NLV gives priorities to digitalize documents about Viet Nam of the Indochina collection, especially to strengthen the in-house digital resources of the library. At the same time, she appreciated the goodwill to support and cooperation in the above mentioned fields of French National Book Centre and agreed with the proposal to sign a MoU between the two institutions.

Mrs. Kieu Thuy Nga presented a souvenir to Mr. Vincent Monadé

In the morning of September 6th, Mrs. Kieu Thuy Nga and Mr. Vincent Monadé participated in the reception for the French delegation at the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien had confirmed his full support to the signing of an MoU on books and other cultural fields and said this is a neccessary work, showing the extensive cooperation between the two countries Viet Nam and France.

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