Vietnam joins ASEAN bazaar in Argentina

11:15 | 23/04/2018 Society

The Vietnamese Embassy in Argentina, in collaboration with diplomatic agencies of Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia, organized an annual bazaar on April 21 to promote cultural exchanges and introduce the nations’ images and people.

The Vietnamese pavilions at the event

The bazaar featured a wide range of traditional handicrafts, costumes, food and musical performances of the ASEAN countries.

Vietnam brought to the fair lacquer paintings, silk products, conical hats, and local cuisine, with its Wushu performance and an “ao dai” (Vietnamese traditional dress) fashion show receiving the applause from visitors.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Malaysian Ambassador to Argentina Mod Khalid Abbasi Razak said this was an opportunity for the participating countries to introduce its own images and cultural identities.

He stressed that solidarity and cooperation within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as reflected through the organization of such annual event.

Argentine Deputy Foreign Minister Guillermo Raimundi thanked the ASEAN nations for their initiative to hold the annual bazaar, which has helped Argentinians learn more about the region’s history, culture, people and landscapes.

He said the fair demonstrates close collaboration and friendship between Argentina and the bloc.

The ASEAN now groups 10 member nations, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.