A performance at the event. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – An exchange programme was held in Hanoi on April 22 to celebrate traditional new year festivals of several Asian countries.

The event was co-held by the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organisations (HAUFO) and the embassies of India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Sri Lanka in Vietnam.

It drew about 200 participants including representatives from the friendship organisations in Vietnam, ambassadors, businesses and students from these countries.

Nguyen Lan Huong, Chairwoman of the HAUFO, expressed her hope that the cultural activities held by the organisation will enhance mutual understanding and solidarity between Vietnam and other countries.

Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Thongsavanh Phomvihan lauded the significance of the event, saying that it helps foster the relationship among regional countries.

At the event, participants took part in various traditional rituals of countries and enjoyed art performances by Vietnamese artists, embassies’ staff and foreign students.-VNA