Some foreigners, including diplomats, learned about Vietnam in an event in Hanoi on January 25. (Photo: CAND)

Hanoi (VNA) – Some 90 foreign diplomats and representatives from international organisations, non-governmental organisations and cultural centres, learned about Vietnam in a session hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hanoi on January 25.

They got to know more about the country’s culture, history and economic achievements together with its priorities and policies for 2018, towards 2020.

The session “Learn about Vietnam” was held when Tet, the Lunar New Year festival of Vietnamese, is approaching, with a view to giving the foreigners a better understanding of Vietnam’s traditions, said Pham Sanh Chau, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs and Special Representative of the Prime Minister on UNESCO Affairs.

The event is expected to boost friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and other countries, he added.

About 200 foreign diplomats take up new missions in Vietnam every year. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted the “Learn about Vietnam” event annually since 2015 to provide them deeper insights into life in Vietnam.-VNA