07/04/2018 18:54 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

French Cultural Centre in Hanoi opens new branch

The French Cultural Centre (L'Espace) in Hanoi has opened a new branch on the campus of the Hanoi University of Architecture in Ha Dong district, as part of activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and France.

Addressing the opening ceremony on April 6, French Ambassador to Vietnam Bertrand Lortholary noted that L’Espace Ha Dong is launched right after the France visit of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong.

He expressed hopes that learners of French courses held by the centre will act to foster cultural relations between the two countries.

Meanwhile, Rector of the Hanoi University of Architecture Le Quan said that the opening of the centre inside the university will create a multicultural environment for students of the facility, facilitate easy access to the French culture, especially architecture.

Students of the university can also have more opportunities in studying in French universities thanks to the centre, he added.
Quan pledged that the Hanoi University of Architecture is always willing to cooperate with the centre in implementing French cultural programmes and activities.

The opening of the branch was planned from 2016. In 2017, the Hanoi University of Architecture and the L’Espace, which is headquartered in Trang Tien street of Hoan Kiem district, reached an agreement on the launching of the facility.

It has been opened to visitors since 2017. Each French language course at the branch can accommodate 80 students. Language courses at the centre, which are designed to meet the diverse needs of learners, and cultural events have attracted large numbers of participants.