Participants at the event (Photo: VNA)
Seoul (VNA) – Vietnam’s culture has once again become closer to people in the Republic of Korea (RoK) through an event held in Seoul capital on July 10.

Hundreds of people came to the Vietnam Culture Day, organised for the second time by the Centre for Vietnam Cultural Bridge in the RoK, to visit booths introducing Vietnam’s culture and traditional cuisine.

While a song and dance programme with performances by artists from the two countries attracted some 1,000 people, and a singing competition was organised for Vietnamese expatriates.

The cultural event also included a fashion show, a contest on Vietnam’s culture and fundraising for charity.

Notably, an exhibition was held to show photos and copies of historical documents that prove Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes.

The items on display also reflected China’s changing of the status quo, its illegal construction of artificial islands, and militarisation on Vietnam’s islands it illegally occupies in the East Sea.

The culture day, sponsored by the Seoul administration and the Vietnamese Embassy, was among an array of annual cultural activities to help reinforce the solidarity of the Vietnamese community in the RoK and popularise their homeland to local people.

More than 134,000 Vietnamese nationals are living in the RoK, forming the third largest foreign community in the country after those from China and the US, according to a report of the RoK’s Ministry of Justice in March.-VNA