Mekong Subregion Festival underways in Germany

The Mekong Ländertag (Mekong Subregion Festival) was held on September 10th at the Templehof-Schoneberg community college in Germany.

(VNF) - The Mekong Ländertag (Mekong Subregion Festival) was held on September 10th at the Templehof-Schoneberg community college in Germany.

This biennial event was organised by the community college and friendship associations between Germany, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia.

Mekong Subregion Festival underways in Germany

An art performance in the opening ceremony of the photo exhibition, titled “GLAD to be here” as a part of the festival.

Jutta Kaddatz, Head of culture and education at Tempelhof-Schöneberg district in Berlin, Germany, stressed that the local government supported the event.

She added that the festival was also an opportunity to promote the images of the Greater Mekong Subregion countries and their people, and contribute to enhancing mutual understanding and cooperation in the region.

Seminars on overseas Vietnamese workers in Germany and their integration into the host society were held in the Vietnam Cultural Space Pavilion. Additionally, Wilfried Lulei, Chairman of the German – Vietnam Council shared his personal experiences on the landscapes, people, culture, and politics of Vietnam at the seminar.

The event also featured traditional art shows of Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. A photo exhibition, titled “GLAD to be here”, running until October 20th also formed part of the festival.

Mekong Subregion Festival underways in Germany

Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Doan Xuan Hung (standing, left) attended the opening ceremony of photo exhibition on September 10th.

During the event, foreign friends were introduced to Vietnam’s traditional music and art by artist from the October Club.

Siegfried Sommer, Chairman of the Germany-Vietnam Friendship Association, said the event helps to deepen the friendship between Vietnam and Germany.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Doan Xuan Hung said the event offered participants to exchange information to boost their solidarity and deepen understanding on their respective culture, art and people.

Vietnam hopes to introduce to German people a friendly and safe country, an attractive destination for international tourists, the Ambassador said./.

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