VOV.VN - “For a Stronger South East Asia” has been chosen as the official slogan of the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) and the 11th ASEAN Para Games (ASEAN Para Games 11), with the international events set to be hosted by the nation this year.
The slogan aims to convey a message to the governments and citizens of Southeast Asian countries to unite and develop a strong ASEAN community, along with promoting ASEAN's role in the international arena, according to the Vietnam Sports Administration.
The logo and mascot for the 31st SEA Games 31 and the 11th ASEAN Para Games were officially launched during a ceremony held on November 19 in Hanoi.
Saola which is a rare, friendly, flexible, and nimble animal that has been chosen as mascot of the regional games as it perfectly demonstrates the various characteristics of sporting activities.
Meanwhile, a logo symbolising a flying bird and a V-shaped hand has been introduced as the official logo for the events.
The 31st SEA Games is set to get underway in Hanoi and other northern cities and provinces between May 5 and May 23. It marks the second edition which will be held in Vietnam after the first games back in 2003.
The first meeting between all 11 national chiefs of the participating countries in the SEA Games 31 is scheduled to take place virtually on January 18.
During the course of the meeting information on the organisation of the largest regional games, the venues, competition programmes, preparation for accommodation, health care, and immigration procedures will be updated to sports delegations.