Hundreds of people from ASEAN countries are expected to participate in an event featuring ASEAN cultures between November 18 and 23.

The event will be held at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Son Tay district, 40 kilometres to the west of Hanoi's centre.

Entitled "ASEAN Great Solidarity – A Vision, an Identity, a Community," the event will include various tourism promotion exhibitions, traditional food, costumes, handicrafts and arts.

Around 100 people from seven ethnic groups throughout the country, including Mong, Thai, Cham, Gia Rai, Gie Trieng and E De, will participate in the festival.

According to Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Anh Tuan, the event will be an opportunity for ASEAN members to introduce their countries, people, distinctive cultural values and their efforts at preserving and bringing into play the cultural values of ASEAN countries in general, and of Vietnam in particular.-VNA