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Embassy of India gifted the book-seton "Bharat Ek Parichay - Sharing knowledge with the world" to the National Library of Viet Nam

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On August 19, 2019, the National Library of Viet Nam (NLV) held the BooksGiftingCeremony to receive the book-set on "Bharat Ek Parichay - Sharing the world with the world" from the Embassy of India. Attending the ceremony were H.E Mr. Pranay Verma - Ambassador of India to Viet Nam, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Dung, Ms. Nguyen Ngoc Anh - Deputy Directors, andHead of the NLV’s Divisions, and officials and staffs from the Embassy and the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center in Ha Noi. For many years, the Viet Nam -India relations has been growing more and more deeply, gaining many important achievements in many fields, especially in the fields of economics, national defense and security. In particular, in the field of culture, Viet Nam has always receivedthe support and funding from the Indian Government.Through cooperation and cultural exchange programs, many scholarships have been awardedto Vietnamese students and officials,aimingto improve human resources for the cultural sector in general and the library field in particular.

 

International seminar “A portal between French-Vietnames cultures: from Literature to Human Sciences” in Paris, France

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From May 16 - 17, 2019, in Paris, France, the National Library of France (NLF) collaborated with Paris Pedagogical University to organize the International Seminar themed“A portal between French-Vietnamese cultures: from Literature to Human Sciences”. Ms. Laurence Engel, President of the National Library of France and Mr. Marc Mézard, Director of Paris Pedagogical University have attended the seminar and delivered the opening speech. The seminar received attention and participation of scholars, researchers and experts from libraries, archives, research institutes, and universities of Viet Nam, France and the United States. Presentations at the seminar revolved around the theme of culture, literature and the human sciences of Viet Nam during the French colonial period, recreating a picture of French - Vietnamese cultural exchanges and interferences, specifically in the fields of bibliography, Viet Nam’s literature in national script and French language in this period. Through these studies, scientific recommendations have been made for content of the French - Vietnamese portal, expected to be launched in late 2019.

 

H.E. Öry Csaba, Hungarian Ambassador to Viet Nam visits, presents books and exchanges cooperation opportunities with National Library of Viet Nam

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On the morning of May 13, 2019, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary in Viet Nam, Mr. Öry Csaba had a working visit and presented books to the National Library of Viet Nam (NLV). Ms. Kieu Thuy Nga, Director of the NLV welcomed the delegation. At the meeting, Ambassador Öry Csaba appreciated the good cooperation relations between Viet Nam and Hungary duringthe last years, especially in the field of culture, and hoped to further promote activities in this field. The Ambassador also emphasized on the plan to implement the activities to celebrate the 70th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Viet Nam and Hungary in 2020, including two key activities that the Embassy expected to cooperate with the NLV to implement,that is to set up aLibrary in the Hungarian Cultural Center in Viet Nam,and organize an photos exhibition aboutHungarian Parliament building on the occasion of the high-level working visit of the Hungarian State leader to Viet Nam. Also within the framework of the working visit to the NLV, Ambassador Öry Csaba presented the NLVa collection of 28 books in Hungarian and English  about history of Hungary's provinces and cities written during the First World War, from the late nineteenth century to the beginning twentieth century...

 

Exhibition “The beginning of a history”

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Towards the 200th anniversary of Peru's National Day (July 28, 1821) and 25 years of establishing diplomatic relations between Viet Nam and Peru (November 14, 1994 – November 14, 2019), on the morning of May 9, 2019, The Embassyof Peru co-operated with the National Library of Viet Nam (NLV)to organize the openingof the Exhibition “The beginning of a history”. Attending the exhibition were Mr. Tran Nhat Hoang - Deputy Director General of the International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST); H.E.Mr. Augusto Morelli Salgado - Ambassador of the Republic of Peru in Viet Nam; Mrs. Kieu Thuy Nga - Director of the NLV, together with representatives of leaders of Departments and Institutes under the MoCST, Ambassadors, representatives of Embassies in Viet Nam, representatives of central and Ha Noi agencies, international organizations, libraries, press and television agencies, the public and readers.

 

General Assembly of Francophone Digital Network Annual Meetingin Ottawa, Canada

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From April 24-26, 2019, the annual meeting of the General Assembly of Francophone Digital Network (RFN-AISBL) took place in Ottawa, capital city of Canada with participation of more than 20 delegates representing 13 libraries and archives of the Francophone countries. Ms. Catherine Cano, the newly appointed General Director of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) attended and delivered the speech. At the meeting, the official recognition of full membership status for National Library of Benin, National Library of the Democratic Republic of Congo, National Library of Côte d'Ivoire, National Archives of Côte d'Ivoire was announced, bringing the total number of full members of RFN-AISBL to 19 libraries and archives. The meeting listened to executive board members reporting on the association's operation in 2018, and spent a lot of time discussing and working in groups to determine the action plan for period of 2019 – 2021...

 
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