The 6th ASEAN Youth Cultural Forum Opening Ceremony




The 6th ASEAN Youth Cultural Forum opening ceremony was held by the Vietnam National University- Ho Chi Mink City (VNU-HCM) on July 29th, 2008. The forum drew the participant of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Piniti Ratananukul- Executive Director of ASEAN University Network (AUN) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Quang Minh-Vice President of VNU-HCM.

         The 6th ASEAN Youth Cultural Forum was hosted by the VNU-HCM and lasted from July 28th to August 2nd, 2008 in Ho Chi Minh City, with the attendance of thirteen members from AUN. This is the AUN’s annual event together with many cultural exchange activities, which aims at creating good conditions for helping the ASEAN’s Youth better understand the member-countries’ diverse cultures, thus contributing to friendship and development in the region.

          During the six-day event, representatives of the youth and students from ASEAN joint in some activities like making presentations about specific cultural identities, discussing on Vietnam’s royal dance, taking Mekong Delta tour, attending ASEAN Youth’s Cultural exchange performance Festival.

          Right after the opening ceremony, delegates from ASEAN universities    introduced their national musical instruments and performed traditional dances and special songs.

          Previously on July 28th, 2008 they had time to introduce their teams who are participants of this event.

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