The event drew around 90 delegates from foreign diplomat corps, including 19 heads of diplomatic representative agencies and international organizations together with representatives from foreign non-governmental organizations, cultural centres, groups, and businesses in Hanoi.
Every year, around 200 diplomats assume their new duties in Vietnam. To help them develop an accurate and full understanding of Vietnam, the Foreign Ministry has held the annual ‘Learning about Vietnam” information session since 2015. It has attracted great attention and support from diplomatic missions and international organizations in Vietnam.
The organizers decided to hold the program near to the time of the Traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) with the aim of introducing the fine traditions of Vietnamese people to international friends.
The program is an effective channel of external information, contributing to the promotion of friendship, cooperation, and development ties between Vietnam and other countries, while fulfilling the diplomatic tasks for 2018 as set out by the Foreign Ministry.