Viet Nam’s traditional culture, tourism potential, festivals and
standout cuisine were introduced to international friends at a culture week held
by the Vietnamese Embassy in South Africa on August 3 in Johannesburg City as
part of activities marking the 50th founding anniversary of ASEAN.
The event was attended by officials and staffs from ASEAN member states’
embassies, officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, authorities of
Pretoria and Johannesburg and local people.
Along with promoting political, economic and trade relations between Viet Nam
and South Africa, it is necessary to popularise Viet Nam’s culture and tourism
so South African people can better understand the Southeast Asian country, said
Vietnamese Ambassador to South Africa Vu Van Dung.
The event aroused the interest of South African friends, Ambassador Dung
stressed, saying he will promote more cultural activities in the future.