In his remarks, Vietnamese Ambassador to the RoK Nguyen Vu Tung described the KVFFA 2021 as a significant celebration of the 29th founding anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic relations, saying it has further deepened cultural exchanges and increased mutual understanding between Vietnamese living in the RoK and the local community.

The third Korea-Vietnam Fashion Festival Awards (KVFFA) 2021 features various music performances of Korean artists and an “ao dai” (Vietnamese traditional dress) and hanbok fashion show.

Though this is the second time the KVFFA has been held partially via virtual platform due to COVID-19 pandemic, the event showed that Vietnam and the RoK can together overcome the pandemic and surmount all obstacles to further boost their friendly relations in the coming time, he said.

Echoing Tung’s view, Jeong Min-woo, head of the event organizing board, the hosting of FVFFA 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated close ties between Vietnam and the RoK, which have been further intensified in any circumstances. The promotion of Vietnamese and Korean cultures during the event would pave the way for the two countries' people to better connect ideas and promote cultural sympathy.

In his letter of greetings sent to the event, Vietnamese Tourism Ambassador to the RoK Ly Xuong Can said the event reflected the close friendship and exchange between Vietnamese and Koreans, and it promoted the beauty of the two countries’ distinctive cultures.

Can, who is now in Hanoi, was among those sending greetings to the event, besides head of the RoK National Assembly’s committee for culture, sports and tourism Lee Che-ik and Korean Ambassador to Vietnam Park Noh-wan.

The annual event is expected to return next year when the two countries celebrate the 30th founding anniversary of their diplomatic ties.

Source: VNA