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Madam Hien hosts spouses of APEC Economic Leaders

Last update: 23:00 | 11/11/2017

The wife of the President of Viet Nam, Madam Nguyen Thi Hien, hosted spouses of APEC Economic Leaders in the ancient town of Hoi An in Quang Nam Province on Saturday.

Participating in the programme were spouses of heads of delegations of member economies, including Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Singapore and Thailand, spouses of ministers and heads of representative offices of APEC economies in Việt Nam.

After a warm welcome at the Hoài River Square, the women toured the old town, a UNESCO-recognised world heritage site, and its old quarter.

They also visited the Hội An Silk Village, a living museum of traditional handicraft.

The silk village, one of seven founding members of the Asia Silk Alliance, was voted the third best attraction in Hội An by travel website TripAdvisor in 2014.

Spouses of heads of helegations of APEC member economies watch craftsmen making traditional hand-made toys in Đà Nẵng. 

Madam Hiền also hosted a reception at the Naman Retreat Resort Đà Nẵng, where the spouses enjoyed Vietnamese delicacies and cultural performances. 


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Spouses of heads of delegations of the APEC member economies see handicraftwomen demonstrating conical hat making at Naman Retreat resort in Đà Nẵng. 

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Spouses of heads of delegations of member economies, including Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Singapore and Thailand, visit Hội An Silk Village, a silk-weaving centre and a living museum of traditional handicraft trade during the the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. 

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Madam Nguyễn Thị Hiền and spouses of heads of delegations of member economies, including Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Singapore and Thailand, pose for a photo in the old quarter of Hội An city in Quảng Nam Province. 

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The wife of the President of Việt Nam, Madam Nguyễn Thị Hiền (centre), hosts spouses of APEC Economic Leaders during the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in the ancient city of Hội An in Quảng Nam Province on Saturday. 

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