The ninth Asia-Oceania Esperanto Congress (AK9) opened in the central city of Da Nang on April 26, attracting the participation of nearly 300 delegates from 22 countries.
The ninth Asia-Oceania Esperanto Congress (AK9) opened in the central city of Da Nang on April 26.
This is the second time Vietnam has hosted the congress, during which the delegates will discuss methods to further Esperanto and connect Esperanto movements worldwide, for peace, cooperation and sustainable development.
So Jinso, President of of the Commission for The Asian Esperanto Movement, said through AK9, delegates will have a chance to explore culture, life and viewpoints of Vietnamese.
The congress will last until April 28.
Esperanto is a language invented by Dr. L.L. Zamenhof in the late 1800s. It is an artificial or constructed language as opposed to natural human languages whose vocabulary and grammars developed randomly over time through custom and usage, rather than a plan.
Established on December 9, 1956, the Vietnam Esperanto Association currently has about 200 members.-VNA