Tuesday, 23/05/2023 11:21 (GMT+7)
The Vietnam Day has been held by the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Jeonnam-Gwangju and the Gwangju City Council with many special activities at Jungoe Park in Gwangju city, the Republic of Korea (RoK).
The event, held on May 21, attracted the great attention of the Vietnamese community living, studying and working in RoK, representatives from universities and businesses from Nghe An province and a lot of students studying and living in RoK.
The Vietnam Day aims to popularize the traditional and unique culture of Vietnam to international friends as well as to strengthen cultural exchange between the two countries.
During the 2023 Vietnam Day, visitors enjoyed traditional art performances, ao dai (traditional long dress) shows and special cuisine as well as took part in folk games of Vietnam.
According to Nguyen Viet Phong, Chairman of the Vietnamese Association in the RoK’s Gwangju-jeonnam region, said the event creates a good opportunity for the Vietnamese community to meet and enhance solidarity and mutual support.
Kang Gi-jung, Mayor of Gwangju city, expressed his hope that the people-to-people diplomacy and locality-to-locality exchange between the RoK and Vietnam will be further expanded through the 2023 Vietnam Day.
According to Yu Min-bong, General Secretary of the Governors Association of the Republic of Korea (GAROK), this is an opportunity for Korean people to experience Vietnamese culture and access products of Vietnamese enterprises.
Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to the RoK Nguyen Vu Tung said he will continue to support Gwangju city administration, GAROK and the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Gwangju in carrying out meaningful activities, contributing to strengthening local collaboration and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries as well as supporting the cooperation between Nghe An province and Gwangju city in the future./.