Spring festival kicks off Vietnamese culture year in Ukraine hinh anh 1The spring festival is held as part of activities to kick off the Vietnamese Culture Year in Ukraine. (Photo: VNA)
Moscow (VNA) – The beauty of Vietnamese people and natural landscapes are under spotlight at the spring festival which is taking place in Odessa city, Ukraine, as part of activities to kick off the Vietnamese Culture Year in the East European nation.

The event is jointly held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Ukraine, Ho Chi Minh City, Odessa city and the Vietnamese community in Odessa.

At the opening ceremony on February 22, Vietnamese Ambassador to Ukraine Nguyen Anh Tuan noted that the festival is designed to help Ukrainian people understand more about Vietnam as well as the Vietnamese community in the country, who are integrating into and becoming a part of the host nation. They have served as a bridge for the friendship between Vietnam and Ukraine.

He also took the occasion to thank the Ukrainian government and Odessa authorities for creating favourable conditions for the embassy to organise the event.

Resnhikova Daroslava, a cultural official of Odessa city, expressed her delight over the organisation of the event, saying that it helps maintain and bolster the bilateral traditional relations and friendship between Ho Chi Minh City and Odessa city.

The Vietnamese community is an inseparable part of foreign communities in Odessa and the local authorities appreciated the contributions made by the Vietnamese community to social and cultural activities in the city, she underlined.

Other activities held in the framework of the Vietnamese Culture Year in Ukraine include a celebration to mark 128th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh in May, Vietnamese music nights in Kiev and Kharkov, a Vietnamese Sport Day in Kharkov, a Vietnamese cultural day in Lvop and a celebration of the 73rd anniversary of Vietnam’s August Revolution and National Day.-VNA