08:41 | 26/02/2018 Events
President Tran Dai Quang joined 200 representatives of 21 ethnic groups from around the country for the opening ceremony of the annual spring festival at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Son Tay district, Hanoi on February 24.
|President Tran Dai Quang joins ethnic groups at the festival - Photo: VNA|
The delegates are village patriarchs and heads, intellectuals, and artisans from 14 cities and provinces nationwide, including Ha Giang, Nghe An, Ninh Thuan, Thua Thien – Hue, and Dak Lak.
Addressing the ceremony, the State leader reiterated the position of the Party and State in attaching a great importance to consolidating national solidarity among Vietnamese ethnic groups as well as facilitating ethnic groups in socioeconomic development and safeguarding their indigenous cultural value.
Throughout the nation’s history, 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups have worked side by side to help the country to overcome difficulties and move forward, he stressed.
He expressed his hope that delegates at the festival would continue to popularize the Party and State policies and guidelines to their villagers while working harder to preserve and promote their groups’ cultural essences.
He asked ministries, agencies, and organisations from the central to grassroots levels to assist ethnic groups in socio-economic development, education, culture, and health care.
On the occasion, he planted a tree in a Muong ethnic village and attended the Gau Tao festival of the Mong ethnic group in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang.