VOV.VN - The "Vietnam Days in South Africa 2023" event took place in the South African city of Pretoria from September 14 to September 15, with the Vietnamese cultural space attracting a large number of local people.
The event was organised by the Department of Cultural Diplomacy and UNESCO under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in co-ordination with partners to mark the official visit of Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan to South Africa from September 14 to September 17
The function witnessed a series photo exhibition held to feature the country’s dynamism and friendliness, along with Vietnam-based world cultural heritage sites recognised by UNESCO, traditional festivals, characteristics of a wet rice civilization, and Dong Ho folk paintings.
Visitors to the occasion also had the chance to experience the process of printing paintings from woodblocks onto paper using traditional methods.
The Vietnamese cultural space in South Africa represented the start of a series of "Vietnam Days Abroad 2023" events.
In addition, it was also the first time that this cultural diplomacy activity has been held in Africa. Moving forward, the Vietnam Cultural Space will be held in France and Japan in October and November, respectively.