Rich cultures together with authentic cuisines of Southeast Asian countries were spotlighted at a colourful and eye-catching festival in Canberra, Australia, on August 11.

The Ambassadors of ASEAN member countries, like Malaysia, Indonesia, Laos and Vietnam, joined the students of these nations in the feast that aimed to promote cross-border and cross-continent friendship.

Signature dishes of the participating countries were tasted and artistic performances by the students who are studying in Australia warmed up the event.

ASEAN groups Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Brunei and the Philippines.-VNA