Vietnamese culture introduced at Francophone Festival in France

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Vietnamese culture introduced at the Francophone Festival in Yèbles commune, Seine et Marne province of France on March 23-24. (Photo: NDO)
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NDO/VNA – 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 Vietnam has joined the event for the second time with a well-organised pavilion introducing the country and people.

She underlined that the presence of Vietnam, 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 Vietnam.

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 organisations.