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Brussels (VNA) – Vietnam introduced signature sophisticated handicrafts and traditional cuisine to the Asia-Pacific Women’s Association’s spring festival in Brussels on May 6, which attracted women from 17 foreign embassies in Belgium.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, President of the Asia-Pacific Women’s Association (APWA) Sandra Thamrin, who is also spouse of the Indonesian Ambassador, said the event affords spouses of ambassadors a chance to contribute to a stronger APWA and popularise their countries and people to the member states and Belgian public in particular.

The festival also aims to raise fund for the member states’ charity organisations and offer support to women and children hard hit by natural disasters.

Participants at the event were treated to folk music and traditional cuisines and given an insight into rich cultures of participating countries.

APWA was initiated by spouses of the ambassadors of Asian-Pacific countries in Belgium and the European Union. - VNA