The closing ceremony featured songs and dances highlighting the land, people and indigenous culture of ethnic groups in the Central Highlands region.

Speaking at the ceremony, Standing Vice Chairman of Dak Lak provincial People’s Committee and head of the organizing committee Nguyen Tuan Ha said that the eighth version of the coffee festival this year is the biggest of its kind, attracting more than 90,000 visitors, including 600 foreigners.

The eighth Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival wraps up on March 14 after five days full of colorful and exciting activities.

With 18 official activities, the festival aimed to popularize the brands and promote the development of specialty coffee in Vietnam while gradually turning Buon Ma Thuot city into a world coffee destination, he added.

The festival was a national event, giving the province a chance to develop the coffee industry, boost economic growth, and improve the living conditions of local ethnic groups.

It saw the participation of 37 international delegations, including the embassies of the U.S., Australia, Mongolia, Morocco, Angola, and Saudi Arabia in Hanoi; the consulates general of India, Cambodia, Cuba, and Russia in Ho Chi Minh City; and the Consulate General of Laos in Da Nang city, arts troupes from Champasak province of Laos and Jeollabuk province of the Republic of Korea.

On the occasion, outstanding collectives and individuals were award with certificates of merit from the provincial people’s committee for their contributions to the success of the festival.

Source: VNA