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The festival had more than 100 stalls from 20 communist and left-wing parties of many countries.

The Vietnamese delegation visited booths of the PTB and those from communist parties of Cuba, France, Germany and Portugal to share experience and learn about the development of these countries.

On the occasion, the Ambassador met Vice President of the PTB David Pestieau, who praised Vietnam for its recent economic achievements.

In an interview with a Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Belgium, Ambassador Quang highlighted the significance of the festival in promoting solidarity among communist parties, the working class and international laborers. It also offers a good chance for Vietnam to enhance solidarity with communist parties and workers worldwide. He also said that Vietnam intended to open a stall at the festival next year to introduce Vietnamese food and culture to international friends.

For his part, Mr. Mario Franssen, Director of the Manifiesta festival, applauded the support of the Vietnamese Embassy and expressed his hope to see a Vietnamese stall at the event next time.

This year is the 10th Manifiesta festival, which is a festival of solidarity, diversity, unity, and is an important message of Belgium in the context of the country severely divided between the French-speaking region and the Dutch-speaking region.

During the festival, music performances, cuisine introduction and nearly 200 discussions relating to women’s rights, environmental protection and racial discrimination were organized with the participation of famous guests.

This year's event lured about 15,000 visitors. The 11th edition is scheduled to organized on September 19th - 20th, 2020./.