Culture week celebrates ASEAN’s 50th founding anniversary in Mexico hinh anh 1Ambassadors of ASEAN countries take photo with Mexican congressmen (Source: VNA)
Mexico City (VNA) – A culture week celebrating the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) kicked off in Mexico on September 12.

The event was held by the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico and Embassies of ASEAN members in the country, including Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Victor Giorgana, Head of the Chamber of Deputies' Committee for External Affairs, hailed the significance of the event in boosting the two sides’ relations.

Developing cooperation with ASEAN, especially in trade and investment, is part of Mexico’s market diversification strategy, he added.

At a workshop held as part of the event, ambassadors of ASEAN member states briefed participants on the history of ASEAN, the ASEAN Community, the ASEAN Economic Community, and the bloc’s development plans.

Vietnamese Ambassador Le Linh Lan highlighted the central role of ASEAN in the regional architecture in maintaining peace, stability, prosperity in Asia-Pacific.

The culture week also included art performances, a cuisine festival and a photo exhibition.-VNA