The Hanoitimes - The 5th Deutschlandfest in Hanoi contributes to promoting the image of Germany, one of Vietnam’s strategic partners.
The 5th Deutschlandfest or German festival was opened in Hanoi on November 2. It is an opportunity for Hanoians to have a German experience, said Hanoi mayor Nguyen Duc Chung at the opening ceremony.
Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung stressed that over 43 years of diplomatic relations, the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Germany has grown unceasingly.
Hanoi mayor Nguyen Duc Chung made speech at the opening ceremony
He pointed out that Hanoians and Vietnamese people have become familiar with German culture as German books, beer and cuisine, which have been active introduced throughout activities like this one.
Recognizing many prominent milestones in Vietnam-Germany ties, the chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee expressed hope the bilateral relationship would be more comprehensive, practical and effective.
Chairman Chung thanked German Ambassador to Vietnam Christian Berger, the Goethe Institute, German artists and businesses, as well as other concerned parties for the success of the Deutschlandfest 2018.
For his part, Ambassador Christian Berger said that the event will be a step forward in strengthening the bilateral relations between Vietnam and Germany.
Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung and German Ambassador to Vietnam Christian Berger perform the ritual to open “Brothers Grimmm Beer” fest
At the festival, international friends and Hanoi’s people will enjoy German songs, still and motion pictures, fashion catwalk and music, Bundesliga football league’s activities, the ambassador affirmed.
The organizers expect that Hanoi’s people and tourists will feel a German space and spirit through cultural exchange activities in the heart of Hanoi - a millenary city that is rich in traditional culture and is thriving, Berger added.
He emphasized the highlight of Deutschlandfest 2018 is a special beer fest entitled “Brothers Grimmm Bia”, where drinkers taste the beer exclusively made for the festival in Hanoi.
The Deutschlandfest contributes to promoting the image of Germany, one of Vietnam’s strategic partners, through introducing activities carried out by German cultural and political organizations, as well as German companies operating in Vietnam and Vietnamese enterprises cooperating with Germany.