VOV.VN - The Vietnam - Australia friendship food and culture festival 2023 officially opened in Hanoi on May 31, with the event providing delegates and students with interesting experiences about the unique cultures and cuisines of both Vietnam and Australia.
At the festival, Tran The Cuong, chairman of the Vietnam - Australia Friendship Association in Hanoi, emphasised that the function aims to introduce the typical cultures and cuisines of each country, while simultaneously creating further opportunities for cultural exchanges among the Vietnam - Australia Friendship Associations and the Australian Embassy, as well as the Australian business community in Vietnam.
Most notably, the launch of the Vietnam - Australia Friendship Union branch on trade, tourism, and fashion has contributed to expanding the membership scale for the occasion, whilst also enriching the activities of the association in 2023 and over the coming years.
Dr. Trinh Thi Thu Ha, deputy rector of Hanoi College of Commerce and Tourism, emphasised that the occasion marks the 50th anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two sides, as well as contributing to linking the Vietnamese business community with Australian organisations and businesses. This is along with promoting linkages in the field of education and training between the two countries.
At the festival, participants enjoyed excellent performances showcasing Vietnam’s unique culture, visited booths introducing culinary products and a painting exhibition by painter Nguyen Thu Thuy, the author of the project "Hanoi Ceramic Road", as well as viewing rare ceramic products belonging to the Bat Trang Ceramics Museum.