The Vietnamese Embassy, as Chair of the ASEAN Committee in South Africa, hosted the “ASEAN Sports and Family Day 2014” in Pretoria on May 31, drawing the participation of over 400 people, including ASEAN embassy staff and their families.

Addressing the function, Vietnamese ambassador Le Huy Hoang emphasised that the event aims to strengthen solidarity and cooperation among ASEAN countries.

A wide range of sports and cultural activities such as football, table tennis, tug-of-war, jumping on bags, and Karaoke singing contest were held.

A similar event was also celebrated in Ris Orangis city, Essonne province, France.
On the occasion, ASEAN countries introduced their special and traditional dishes. Vietnamese traditional dishes, such as sticky rice, roast pork and Nom (sweet and sour grated salad) attracted a large number of international friends to taste.-VNA