ASEAN Family & Sports Day 2022 hosted in Pretoria

Wednesday, 08/06/2022 11:56
The Vietnamese Embassy in South Africa and the embassies of ASEAN countries in Pretoria on June 4 organized ASEAN Family & Sports Day 2022.

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Ambassadors and their spouses from ASEAN countries at the event (Photo:

This is an annual activity of the ASEAN Committee in Pretoria (APC), and was resumed after two years of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event was attended by a large number of Ambassadors, spouses of Ambassadors, all officials, diplomatic staff and family members of the representative agencies of ASEAN countries in South Africa and a number of local guests.

The program included competitive sports activities such as table tennis, racing on wooden boards, chasing letters, tug of war, football, throwing darts and so on.

Particularly, many special dishes of ASEAN countries were also introduced at the event. The Vietnamese Embassy in South Africa introduced two traditional dishes of “pho” (noodle soup) and fried spring rolls, which were loved and chosen by a large number of people.

Vietnamese Ambassador to South Africa Hoang Van Loi said that this is a very practical activity to connect the representative agencies of ASEAN countries in South Africa, as well as contribute to strengthening the multifaceted relationship between ASEAN and South Africa in general, and between ASEAN member countries and South Africa in particular

The Ambassador emphasized that the success of this year's event is the basis for APC to continue organizing exchange and connection activities with the host country and the Diplomatic Delegation, contributing to promoting the image of a dynamic and friendly ASEAN with international friends.

At the end of the event, the Vietnamese Embassy in South Africa won the first prize in football and many awards in other sports./.