Vietnamese cuisine and culture promoted during Francophonie month in Malaysia

Wednesday, 15/03/2023 15:15
Vietnam and nine other countries representing member countries and observers of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) promoted their cuisines and cultures at the annual Francophonie Month event in Malaysia.
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According to the Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Kuala Lumpur, the Vietnamese stall at the event introduced many traditional Vietnamese dishes known by international friends such as fried spring rolls, spring rolls with shrimp and meat, Vietnamese Steamed Rice Rolls (Bánh cuốn) and some famous agricultural products such as cashew nuts, pepper and dried noodle.

The event opened on March 10 in the campus of a hypermarket in Kuala Lumpur capital.

Apart from Vietnam, there are nine other countries including Belgium, France, ‎Guinea, Laos, Mauritius, Morocco, Poland, Romania and Ukraine.‎

Within the framework of the event, the Pan-pipe performance of the Kuala Lumpur dance group performed by Vietnamese youths working in Malaysia impressed international friends with its unique rhythms and eye-catching costumes.

According to Mr. Bui Trong Vinh, a member of the Vietnam Business Association, through introduction and promotion activities of Vietnamese cuisine and culture, international friends have known and appreciated the cuisine and cultural life of Vietnam.

He expressed his hope that the Vietnamese Embassy, the Vietnam Trade Office and the Vietnam Business Association in Malaysia will create more conditions for Vietnamese businesses to participate more in bringing Vietnam closer to international friends.

Speaking at the event, Charge d'affaires of Ukraine in Malaysia Denys Mykhailyuk mentioned the OIF's mission to show positive solidarity among 54 members, 7 associated members and 27 observers, including 321 million people speaking French.

In Malaysia, thanks to the Ministry of Education's commitment to support a multilingual policy, the number of students studying French in public high schools has tripled over the past 10 years.

Today, French is taught in more than 130 public schools to 15,000 students, and nearly 3,000 of them took the official French test called "DELF scolaire" last year./.