Visitors at the booth of the Vietnamese Embassy (Photo: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – The Women’s Union of the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a tea party in Vientiane on November 13, an activity to tighten connections among domestic and foreign female diplomats and popularise their countries’ identities.

The annual event gathered wives of diplomats along with female staff members of Laos, other countries and international organisations, including those from the women’s union of the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos.

It featured booths showcasing participating countries’ traditional handicrafts, cuisine and tourism information. Singing and dancing performances by the diplomatic corps also made up a significant part of the party.

At the tea party, representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy introduced famous places of interest in Vietnam, books on Vietnamese culture and people, and typical dishes such as “chung” cakes (square glutinous rice cake).

They also displayed their homeland’s sophisticated handicrafts, mostly items made from gems and pearls.-VNA