March 18, 2017 | 21:32 (GMT+7)
Foreign diplomats join friendship spring tour in Hanoi
About 300 delegates, who are government officials and representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations in Vietnam, visited Tay Phuong Pagoda, a special relic site in Hanoi, as part of a friendship spring tour on March 18.
The event was jointly held by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations, Hanoi Department of Tourism and Thach That district People’s Committee.
HUFO Chairwoman Nguyen Lan Huong. Photo:dangcongsan.vn
According to Nguyen Lan Huong, Chairwoman of the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organizations (HUFO), the tour is organized annually to introduce Vietnam’s historic relic sites and tourist attractions to international friends.
It helps promote exchanges and mutual understanding between Vietnam and foreign countries, Huong highlighted.
On behalf of the international delegates, Saddi Salama, Palestinian Ambassador to Vietnam, spoke highly of HUFO’s initiatives for organizing activities pushing solidarity and cooperation between Vietnam and other nations.
The trip ended with a show of Ao dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress) and dancing and singing performance.