VOV.VN - Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Thai Xuan Dung on August 17 handed over a consolidation prize as part of the seventh National External Information Service Awards to Karel Sys, chairman of the Czech Writers’ Association.
The award is to recognise his contributions made in propagating and popularising Vietnamese culture in the Czech Republic, as well as promoting cultural exchanges between the two countries.
The Czech writer and Vietnamese translator Do Ngoc Viet Dung are co-authors of a 762-page bilingual poetry anthology which features more than 260 poems by both famous Czech and Vietnamese writers.
In his speech, the Vietnamese diplomat applauded Karel Sys’ contributions to popularising Vietnamese culture and literary works in the Czech Republic as a mean of further fostering the relationship between the two nations.
This year, the organising board received over 1,000 entries in 14 languages across various categories, including print news, e-newspapers, radio, television, photos, and books.
The event was held to honour 101 best entries, including one special, 10 first, 19 second, 29 third, and 43 consolation prizes.