Friendship Ambassadors for Peace 2019 announced
Over 1,000 contestants from all walks of life, have registered for the contest.
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|Doan Thi Minh Thu (second from left) and Saleem Hammad (centre) at the event. Photo: VNA|
|The event was part of activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hanoi’s recognition as a “City for Peace” by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).|
|Launched in May 2019, the contest received over 1,000 entries. The top 27 domestic and foreign contestants were chosen for the final night.|
|The female Friendship Ambassador for Peace award was presented to Doan Thi Minh Thu.|
|The male Friendship Ambassador for Peace award was presented to Saleem Hammad from Palestine. Photos provided by organisers|
|Lee Keyoung Hee from the Republic of Korea won the Diplomatic Ambassador title while Xanita Xavengxok from Laos was honoured as the most beautiful ambassador. Photo: VNA|
|Chairwoman of the Hanoi chapter of the Vietnam Fatherland Front and President of the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organisations (HAUFO) Nguyen Lan Huong said Hanoi is well-known for being a safe destination, especially for politicians.|
|Peace and friendship activities have been expanded, thus promoting the image of Hanoi to international friends as well as strengthening solidarity between the people of Hanoi and other countries, she said.|
|The event aims to honour cultural and artistic values through the costumes and performances of contestants, comprising Vietnamese at home and abroad, and expats in Hanoi.|
|The contest also aims to intensify solidarity and friendship between Hanoians and international friends, and promote the city’s image to the world.|
|Palestinian Ambassador to Vietnam Saadi Salama, head of the diplomatic corps, vowed to help Hanoi to retain the title “City for Peace” and called on expats to take part in activities that convey a message of a friendly and peaceful city.|
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