Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in Ukraine, the Ukraine-Vietnam Friendship Association and nearly 800 students of secondary school 251 named after President Ho Chi Minh in Kiev attached paper doves to a map of Vietnam carrying a wish for a world of peace.

The activity also aimed to respond to International Day of Peace (September 21) and mark the 71st National Day of Vietnam (September 2).

Many doves were stuck to Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes. Shulga Larisa, the principal of the school, asked the Vietnamese Embassy to present the map to Vietnamese students at home.

Vietnamese Ambassador in Ukraine Nguyen Minh Tri spoke highly of the meaningful and humanitarian activity, which helps connect children in Ukraine and Vietnam as well as those across the world.

Experiencing pains and losses from the war, Vietnamese people share a burning desire for peace and prosperity, said the diplomat, stressing that Vietnamese people always walk hands in hands with those in Ukraine and the globe for a war-free world without poverty and building an environment of peace, stability, cooperation and development.

He also expressed his hope that the event fosters the sound traditional friendship between the two countries.

The event was held within the children for peace project initiated by the United Nations. Similar activities have also been held in Ukraine since early this year.-VNA