ASEAN Sports Student Festival opens in the Netherlands hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The second ASEAN Sports Student Festival has kicked off in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with more than 100 Vietnamese and ASEAN students taking part.

In her opening speech, Chairwoman of the ASEAN Committee in The Hague and Vietnamese Ambassador to the Netherlands Ngo Thi Hoa said the event has become a tradition of ASEAN member states in the European country. It is expected to strengthen friendship in the bloc and encourage youths to join physical activities.

She lauded ASEAN embassies’ support for the event, especially the Vietnamese Students’ Association in the Netherlands.

The Vietnamese Ambassador and ASEAN fellows presented flowers and sent best wishes to competitors.

The festival featured mini football, badminton, basketball and relay.

Concluding the event, Vietnam won in football and the relay while the Philippines triumphed in basketball. Indonesia came first in badminton in the doubles and singles events.-VNA