Year-long Italian culture fest

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The Italian embassy in Hanoi has launched "Y-Viet," a series of fourteen cultural events to be held through 2011.

"Y-Viet" is a unique initiative to introduce Italian culture including music, dance, figurative arts, literature and cinema in Vietnam, and foster stronger connections between the two countries. Y means Italy in Vietnamese.

"Y-Viet" will also provide a way for citizens of the two countries to work together and share ideas about public and private sector initiatives, and generate interest in Italian culture at the local level.

According to a press release from the Italian embassy in Hanoi, the program will not only promote Italian culture, arts and lifestyle in Vietnam, but also build a bridge between the two countries, working on mutual knowledge and improving connections among artists, cultural institutions and businesspersons.

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