The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) held a cultural exchange for foreign female diplomats in the northern province of Bac Ninh on March 6 ahead of the International Women's Day (March 8).

Addressing the event, Assistant to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Duong Chi Dung thanked the diplomats for fostering their countries’ friendly cooperative ties with Vietnam, saying this laid the good foundation for the country’s sustainable development and international integration.

On behalf of the guests, Iraida de Rondon, spouse of the Venezuelan Ambassador, thanked the MOFA and the locality for the warm reception.

She also expressed hope of having more chances to take part in various friendship activities in Vietnam.

At the event, participants enjoyed the performance of Quan Ho (love duet singing), Bac Ninh’s unique folk art which was recognized as part of the world’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. They also studied the process to make Dong Ho paintings, which used to be traditional home decorations during the Lunar New Year festival.-VNA