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First Lady Tran Thanh Kiem Cements Cultural Bridge at Bali’s Museum Rudana in Indonesia

UBUD, Bali, Nov 18, 2001. Museum Rudana has been appointed as the venue for the Spouse Programme (Friday/18) for the the wives of U.N. Secretary General Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, Korean President Mrs. Kim Yoon-ok, Indian PM Mrs. Gursharan Kaur, Singapore PM Mrs. Hong Chin, Cambodian PM Mrs. Bun Rany Hun Sen and U.N. Secretary General Khun Alissa and The first lady of Vietnam Mrs. Tran Thanh Kiem who specially received very warm welcome from the cheering children, man and women in their traditional clothes amidst their artistic activities.

The highlight of the Spouse Programme was when the spouses of the ASEAN leaders and the UN Secretary General proceeded to put on their signatures on the Inscription entitled Glorifying Sincere Devotion of the Mother symbolizing a recognition of dedication for the mother of the country’s towards her people and for hope for their contribution towards children and women equality and empowerment and world peace. The Spouse Programme, hosted by the Indonesian First Lady Ani Yudhoyono aims at cementing intercultural bridge amongst the ASEAN countries and beyond through total spiritual, artistic and cultural diplomacy which is the philosophy of Museum Rudana.

Boasting top-notch 400 permanent collection of finest art from Bali – Indonesian maestros, and over 10.000 pieces of artwork, Museum Rudana has been the most comprehensive Museum in Indonesia that starts to see Vietnamese visitors to its venue. Mr. Putu Supadma Rudana, the President of the Museum lead the First Ladies to inspect the collection and to the majestic building. Mrs. Tranh Tanh Kiem paid serious observation to the artwork as she strolled around the venue. “We are exceptionally happy to host The Vietnamese first lady of Vietnam Mrs. Tran Thanh Kiem who has cemented the cultural bridge between Indonesia and Vietnam by signing the Inscription. Now the Vietnamese people can see witness her signature specially carved by our master carver on this huge rock”, he comments. On the occasion Mrs. Tran Thanh Kiem presented a small token from Vietnam – a beautiful lacquer as an exchange for the Dewi Sita plaque and Dewi Saraswati painting from Museum Rudana. (Bundhowi, Bali, 11-19-2011).

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