Vietnamese culture week in Versailles promotes Vietnam-France relations

Monday, 23/10/2023 15:10
The Vietnamese culture week has been held by Enfance Partenariat Vietnam (EPVN) in France’s Versailles to support orphaned children in Vietnam while also nurturing the relationship between Vietnam and France.

A Vietnamese traditional Ao dai show at the event (Photo: VNA)

During the culture week, a diverse range of activities were held such as French children performed a chorus of Vietnamese songs; an exhibition featuring over 100 traditional costumes, scarves, and headwear representing Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups, which help visitors have a glimpse into the Vietnamese rich cultural heritage; and a fashion show featuring Vietnamese traditional.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang appreciated what EPVN has made for Vietnamese children.

He affirmed that the Vietnamese culture week in Versailles is an important and meaningful event, especially when the countries celebrate the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic relations and 10th anniversary of their strategic partnership.

Mayor of Versailles François de Mazières highlighted that the culture week has demonstrated the spirit of solidarity and creativity of the Vietnamese community there, playing a part in strengthening the bond between the people of the two nations.

EPVN was founded in 2007 by parents who wished to help orphaned children in Vietnam and strengthen the bonds between Vietnam and France.

Its main objective is to improve the living conditions of children in orphanages and underprivileged families in Vietnam through humanitarian aid, including providing supplementary food or milk for infants, conducting vaccination campaigns, organizing medical activities, supplying hygiene products, and raising awareness in these areas./.