[January 29th] Presidents of Vietnam, Indonesia enjoy martial arts performances

President Vo Van Thuong and his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo watched a martial arts and musical program performed by athletes, soldiers, and artists of the Vietnam People’s Army in Hanoi on Friday.

The event, part of a state visit to Vietnam by the Indonesian leader, featured performances of pencak silat, a traditional martial art of the archipelago nation.

Pencak silat entered Vietnam in 1989 and has become one of the strengths of Vietnam at major sports tournaments in Southeast Asia and the world.

Traditional martial arts of Vietnam were also performed in the presence of the two presidents and senior officials.

Participants also enjoyed performances of traditional songs and dances of the two countries.

Earlier the same day, Thuong hosted a welcome ceremony for and held talks with President Widodo.

Source: VN Express