Vietnam's Culture, Cuisine Introduced at ASEAN Day in Venezuela
The diplomatic corps of ASEAN member countries in Venezuela jointly held an ASEAN Day and an ASEAN food fair in Caracas on December 7, aiming to introduce the cultural identity and people of ASEAN to local friends, VNA reported.
The event drew the participation of Venezuelan Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs Yuri Pimentel and Tatiana Pugh Moreno, and Deputy Minister of Culture Mary Pemjean, among others.
|Vietnam brought a number of agricultural products to the event, including coffee and tea.
Addressing the event, Venezuelan Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tatiana Pugh Moreno said that the ASEAN Day and ASEAN food fair will help strengthen the relations and mutual understanding between Venezuela and ASEAN, thus opening up new cooperation opportunities between the two sides in many areas.
Moreno expressed her impression at the increasing role and position of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the world as an international economic hub, as well as the association’s achievements in building a community of solidarity, unity and cooperation.
She said that ASEAN will become a model for regional cooperation that the international community can learn from.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Venezuela Vu Trung My, who is also Chair of the ASEAN Committee in Caracas, introduced the process of forming and developing ASEAN into a community with unity and harmony in diversity.
He highlighted ASEAN’s achievements over the years to become the fifth-largest economy in the world and the third in Asia.
The diplomat said that the achievements have affirmed the role of the group towards the international community as a leading partner in trade and investment. ASEAN will continue to foster cooperation to anticipate breakthrough changes such as circular economy, digital transformation, energy transition, and climate change adaptation towards a thriving and sustainable community following the ASEAN Vision 2045, he said.
The Vietnamese ambassador also introduced the economic growth of Vietnam over the years, as well as its competitive advantages and strengths in international economic cooperation and foreign direct investment attraction.
|Venezuelan Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tatiana Pugh Moreno and officials of the Vietnamese Embassy in Venezuela pose for a photo at the event. Photo: VNA
Within the event’s framework, many cultural programs of ASEAN and Venezuela were held. Participants also enjoyed specialties of ASEAN countries and Venezuela.
At Vietnam's booth, visitors can learn about some of Vietnam's strong export products such as coffee and some other agricultural products, among others. In addition, visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy some typical Vietnamese dishes and drinks such as spring rolls, tea, and coffee.
Within the framework of the event, many programs introducing the unique culture of ASEAN countries and Venezuela were held. Some Vietnamese performances received high appreciation from the organizing committee as well as a large number of visitors.
The successful organization of ASEAN Day and the ASEAN food fair with the Vietnamese Embassy as rotating chair of the ASEAN Committee in Caracas has left many good impressions on ministries, branches, and people of Venezuela, opening up new opportunities for cooperation in many aspects between ASEAN countries and Venezuela in the coming time.
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