International Food Festival opens in Hanoi

Monday, 2019-12-09 13:35:34
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NDO - The International Food Festival 2019 was held at Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound in Hanoi on December 8, with the participation of nearly 130 pavilions representing embassies, foreign relations departments, non-governmental organisations and foreign cultural centres in Vietnam.

The annual cultural and charity fundraising, hosted by the Service Department for Diplomatic Corps, aimed to enhance cultural exchanges and mutual understanding among countries.

It also aimed to introduce Vietnam to international friends via embassies and foreign cultural centres, and to help local enterprises and provinces to promote their brands and products.

Visitors also had a chance to enjoy musical performances, participate in a cooking contest, and purchase traditional handicrafts from many countries.

In addition, the festival also had a humanitarian purpose, with the donations and contributions from participating organisations and individuals and proceeds to be donated to charitable activities implemented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In recent years, the organisers have donated funds for the construction of Binh Thuat Kindergarten in the northern province of Yen Bai, a new bridge in the southern province of Long An, and 10 scholarships for students in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, among others.