Programme provides glimpse of Vietnamese culture to Austrian people

Sunday, 02/10/2022 08:35
The ‘Vietnam Cultural Space’ programme was held in Vienna, the capital of Austria from September 28 to 29 within the framework of Vietnam Day in Austria 2022.
Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son (third from left) and delegates at the programme. (Photo from the organiser) 

The programme was attended by Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, during his official visit to Austria, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong, Vietnamese Ambassador to Austria Nguyen Trung Kien, Overseas Vietnamese people in Austria, and residents.

The two-day event included a photo exhibition on the 50-year friendship and partnership between Vietnam and Austria, since the establishment of the bilateral diplomatic relations in 1972, and a display entitled ‘Vitality of Vietnam’ which introduced visitors to attractive tourist destinations in Vietnam.

Vietnamese tea art introduced to visitors during the programme. (Photo from the organiser) 

At the same time, visitors to the programme were provided with an opportunity to explore traditional Vietnamese cultures, such as Vietnamese tea art, Dong Ho folk painting, lacquer painting, and traditional musical performances, under the instruction of tea maser Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, folklore artisan Nguyen Dang Tam, and painter Tran Anh Tuan.

Performances of Vietnamese traditional musical instruments and a fashion show of Vietnamese Ao Dai were also staged for the occasion.

Vietnam Day in Austria 2022 is an important activity organised by the Department of Cultural Diplomacy and UNESCO Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Austria (December 1, 1972 – December 1, 2022).

It is the opening event of Vietnam Day Abroad 2022, which is an annual national promotion programme, assigned by the Prime Minister to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2010./.

Source: NDO