Prime Minister meets Formula One Group leader

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Authorities of Hanoi, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and relevant agencies will do their utmost to successfully organise the Formula One race in April 2020, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has stated.
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and President and CEO of Formula One Group Chase Carey

The Government leader made the affirmation during a reception on November 7 for Chase Carey, President and CEO of Formula One Group, who is in Hanoi to attend a ceremony announcing Vietnam’s hosting of the race in Hanoi. 

Expressing his delight at meeting Chase Carey, PM Phuc said the race is a prestigious international sporting event, attracting attention of fans over the world. 

With the efforts of both sides, Hanoi will be the official host of the event in 2020, he said. 

The leader applauded cooperation between Hanoi and Formula One, calling this an important event not only in the field of sport but also in culture and society, contributing to Vietnam’s development. 

For his part, Formula One head Chase Carey expressed his joy to attend the ceremony, and thanked the Hanoi authorities for close cooperation with Formula One. 

He affirmed that Vietnam has all conditions, such as Hanoi is a dynamic city with a young population and sufficient infrastructure for the F1 race, adding je hoped to receive good cooperation from Vietnam for the event.

Agreeing with Chase Carey, PM Phuc affirmed that the Vietnamese Government supports and is willing to facilitate the cooperation project between Formula One and Hanoi, thus affirming the position and capacity of Vietnam in organising other world-class sporting events in the coming time.

Hanoi to host Formula One Grand Prix in 2020

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At the press conference

The capital city of Hanoi will host the Formula One Grand Prix for the first time in April 2020 under the sponsorship of Vingroup, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung said at a press conference in Hanoi on November 7. 

Accordingly, Vietnam will be the third Southeast Asian nation to host the race, which is already well established in Malaysia and Singapore. 

Chung said the event will popularise the images of Hanoi and Vietnam to the world, entertain the public with its weekend events, and attract more foreign tourists to the city. 

Chairman and Chief Executive of Formula 1 Chase Carey spoke highly of his cooperation with Hanoi authorities, expressing his wish that it will become a long-term partnership, bringing Hanoi closer to the world and bringing the world closer to Hanoi. 

Hanoi’s My Dinh national stadium is expected to host the event. 

Director of the municipal Department of Culture and Sports To Van Dong said Hanoi plans to hold sideline events to optimise opportunities for popularising the city to the world. 

On the evening of November 7, Hanoi will hold a music show to celebrate its hosting of the upcoming race. 

Hanoi will be the second city to host the race in 2020, following Singapore.


Source: VNA - Bridge

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