The festival was jointly held by the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia and the Royal University of Phnom Penh.
It was attended by Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh, the ambassadors of the ASEAN members and China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, along with local and foreign students in Phnom Penh.
Non la (conical hat) and ao dai (traditional long dress) were introduced at the Vietnamese booth, as well as books and photos on the country and its famous tourist destinations. Vietnam’s signature dishes, including “pho” (rice noodles with beef or chicken), were served at the event.
Through the festival, the Vietnamese delegation hoped to promote the country’s culture to international friends, thus building trust and enhancing integration.
Speaking at the event, the organisers said the annual festival created opportunities for students of ASEAN and its three dialogue nations in Cambodia to meet and share their cultural characteristics.
The ASEAN+3 festival featured various traditional art performances, folk games, film screenings, and more.