Greek President Visits Thua Thien-Hue Province

Greek President Karrolos Papoulias, accompanied by his wife and entourage visited the central province of Thua Thien-Hue from October 14-15.

Greek President Karrolos Papoulias poses with teachers of the Greek-funded Nguyen Van Linh Secondary School in Hue city on Oct. 15, 2008.

Speaking at a reception for the delegation on October 14, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Ngoc Thien briefed the Greek guests about the province’s socio-economic and educational development and tourism potential, particularly the Hue Imperial City’s relic system which has twice been recognised by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site.

The provincial leader expressed his wish that the Vietnam-Greece relationship will enjoy further success and development in the future.

To mark the occasion, Chairman Thien presented gifts to the Greek President, his wife and entourage.

During their two-day stay, President Karrolos Papoulias and his wife cut a ribbon to inaugurate the Greek-funded Nguyen Van Linh Secondary School in Hue city. They also visited the Hue Royal Palace, plus tombs and temples of Nguyen Kings.

The Greek delegation will leave Hue city on October 16.

Source: VNA

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