Yèbles Mayor Marieme Tamata-Varin said that she is delighted that Vietnam has joined the event for the second time with a well-organized pavilion introducing the country and people.

She underlined that the presence of Vietnam, a member of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) has greatly contributed to the event’s success.

She added that the festival is a good chance for locals and international visitors to get better understanding of the cultural identity of Vietnam.

Yèbles Mayor Marieme Tamata-Varin

According to Ambassador Tran Thi Hoang Mai, head of the Vietnamese Permanent Delegation to the UNESCO, said that the festival is an opportunity for international friends to share and experience different cultures in the world.

She said she hopes that the festival will help attract more foreign tourists to Vietnam to further explore the unique cultural identities of the country.

The biennial event drew about 30 OIF member countries and organizations.

Since 1970, French-speaking people around the globe have celebrated the International Francophonie Day in March, making it a chance to show their love to the language and affirm the solidarity with each other, as well as their wish to live together in difference and diversity, with values of the world and humankind upheld.

Source: VNA