Vietnamese delegation in Geneva participates in Asian Harvest Festival

Monday, 06/06/2022 17:10
The Permanent Delegation of Vietnam to the United Nations (UN) participated in an Asian Harvest Festival recently held at the headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva.

Vietnamese booth at the festival (Photo: VNA)

The event was organized by the Asian Ambassadors’ Spouses Association in Geneva in collaboration with the delegations of Asian countries, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other international organizations in Geneva in order to promote the diverse culture in Asia.

At the festival, the Vietnamese delegation joined a traditional costume performance. In addition, Vietnam’s booth also displayed Vietnamese agricultural products including rice, coffee, tea, cashew nut, and fruits; and others such as silk scarves, handicraft products, and souvenirs.

The festival created an opportunity for the Vietnamese delegation to popularize the wet rice civilization of Vietnam where harvest festivals have become part of the daily life.

Speaking at the event, General Director of WIPO Daren Tang said that the event contributes to promoting culture identities of Asian nations, and strengthening close cooperation among its member countries.

Funds collected from the festival's activities have been donated to charity organizations.

The Asian Harvest Festival is the continuation of the festival “Taste of Asia” in October last year - the opening event for cultural promotion activities at WIPO’s headquarters after a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic./.