The debut ceremony of the association (Photo: VNA)

Paris (VNA) – The Huong Sac Vietnam – Au Chau (Vietnam’s charm in Europe) association has been set up by Vietnamese expatriates in France with the aim of preserving Vietnamese traditions and culture among the community in Europe.

According to head of the association Alain Vu Duc Hoang Mi, since it was established on April 16 last year, the non-profit organisation has held various activities to promote Vietnam’s culture, tourism and food in many European countries, including France, the UK, Belgium and the Czech Republic.

The association is currently selecting candidates for a beauty contest for Vietnamese women worldwide, slated for next April in the UK, and preparing to participate in a cultural festival of European ethnic groups.

It also plans to organise annual festivals for Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Counsellor Do Duc Thanh from the Vietnam Embassy in France lauded the association’s plans to work with other organisations to hold cultural events, which has fostered solidarity among Vietnamese expat communities in France and across Europe.-VNA