April 03, 2017 | 21:09 (GMT+7)
Vietnam attends ASEAN Night Market in New Zealand
Vietnam together with other ASEAN member countries participated in the ASEAN Night Market in New Zealand on April 1-2.
Ambassadors of ASEAN member countries in New Zealand having a joint photo before the opening of the market. Photo: baotintuc.vn
The biennial event was jointly held by the Asia-New Zealand Foundation, the Wellington City Council, and the ASEAN Committee in Wellington with a view to promoting culture, handicraft products, and cuisine of the ASEAN nations to local and international friends.
Mayor of Wellington city Justin Lester said the festival creates an opportunity for New Zealand people as well as foreign visitors to have better understanding of the land, people, and culture of the ASEAN countries, thus boosting people-to-people exchanges.
The Vietnamese Embassy in New Zealand set up a pavilion displaying handicraft products and providing a lot of information on Vietnam’s popular destinations.
Thousands of visitors flocked to this year’s festival to enjoy traditional art performances, buy handicraft products, and taste signature food of the ASEAN countries.
The first event was held in 2008.
ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.