Art performance at the event (Source: VOV)
The fifth Vietnamese Cultural Festival in the Republic of Korea opened in Gwangmyong city in the province of Gyeonggi on September 1.

The event, which was organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK, the Association of Vietnamese in the RoK, Kumho Tire and the airliner Vietjet Air, is one of key activities to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day and23 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the RoK.

The highlight of the event was the introduction of the fund for Vietnam’s sea and island sovereignty and the contest ‘The Vietnamese elegance in the RoK’, the first of its kind.

According to the organising board, the fund will mobilise contributions from Vietnamese nationals in the RoK and from around the world to help present gifts to children of officials and soldiers who are on duty at Truong Sa islands and the DK platform.

The Military Music and Dance Theatre from Vietnam hosted many meticulously-staged art performances, profoundly affecting audiences.-VNA