March 12, 2017 | 21:19 (GMT+7)
Vietnam’s images promoted at ASEAN Plus Three Festival
The Vietnamese Embassy and students in Cambodia presented their homeland’s identities at the ASEAN Plus Three Festival, held at the Royal University of Phnom Penh on March 11.
A Vietnamese booth at the festival. Photo: Vietnam+
The event gathered young people from the 10 ASEAN nations and the bloc’s partners of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea. It aimed to create an opportunity for regional students who are studying in Cambodia to exchange with one another and popularize their countries’ special features.
The booth of Vietnam featured a map of the country that includes the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes, books on the life and career of late President Ho Chi Minh and other Vietnamese celebrities, along with publications about the country’s beauties.
Visitors to the booth showed their interest in the country’s traditional costume “ao dai” and cuisine.
The ASEAN Plus Three Festival also featured singing and dancing performances, folk games, traditional dishes, and film screening of the participating countries.
Through this event, the Vietnamese Embassy and students hoped to promote the images of Vietnam among regional peers and help to enhance mutual understanding and trust in the region and between ASEAN and its partner countries.