Visitors at the Culture and Language Festival in Oslo, Norway. (Source: VNA)

London (VNA) – Vietnam’s cultural space has attracted attention from locals and international visits at the Culture and Language Festival, which was held in Norway’s capital city of Oslo, on May 21.

Vietnam’s Embassy in Norway in collaboration with the Vietnam Art and Culture Exhibition Centre decorated the space, which featured the country’s lacquer and craft products, traditional cuisine and the unique water puppet art.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Norway Le Thi Tuyet Mai said joining the festival is one of activities to mark the 45th year of Vietnam-Norway diplomatic relationships.

The Vietnamese embassy also coordinated with counterparts from Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand to organise an area introducing the ASEAN Community, which was formally established on December 31, 2015 with 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The Culture and Language Festival, which has entered its 10th year, attracted the participation of around 15 foreign embassies in Oslo, besides ethnic groups and immigrant communities in Norway.

The event is an occasion for visitors to explore other cultures, conveying the message that despite cultural differences on culture, language, beliefs, different ethnic groups can get along together and promote peace via cultural awareness and exchanges.-VNA