|The art of Vietnamese cuisine has sprung a surprise on hundreds of French people and local press.
The event was organised by the Foreign Ministry’s Department of Cultural Affairs and UNESCO, with the support of the French city and the School of Tourism and Cooking of Bourquin in Pyrenees-Orientales.
Themed “Journey to Vietnamese World Heritage”, the event featured a wide range of activities, including Vietnamese gastronomy shows, a conference and exhibition on UNESCO-recognised heritage sites across the nation, an introduction to fruit and vegetable carving, the art of drinking tea, and exchanges between Vietnamese and French chefs.
According to Deputy Head of the Department of Cultural Affairs and UNESCO Tran Quoc Khanh, this was part of efforts to popularise the image of a traditional and dynamic Vietnam to French people.
He said he hoped the day will become an annual event in both France and other countries.
Mayor of Argelès-
Mer city Antoine Parra said it was the first time the city had cooperated with Vietnam to organise such an event, expressing his wish for the cultural exchange to benefit both sides for long-term collaboration.
He said he welcomed cultural and trade exchange and cooperation between the two nations.