Vietnamese culture introduced at Francophone Festival in France

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Vietnamese folk music, handicrafts and traditional Ao dai (long dress) have been introduced in the Francophone Festival that took place in Yèbles commune, Seine et Marne province of France on March 23-24.

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

She underlined that the presence of Viet Nam, a member of the International Organisation 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 Viet Nam.

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 Viet Nam to further explore the unique cultural identities of the country.

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

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