Visitors enjoy beverages at the event (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA)
– The Consulate General of Australia in Ho Chi Minh City hosted a programme called “Taste of Australia” on April 5 as part of activities to celebrate the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

The annual event aims to introduce and promote Australian food, beverages, cuisine, and culture, and the country’s world-class chef training field. For the first time Australian music would be a focus of the programme.

The musical events include music and wine pairing in HCM City, and the central cities of Da Nang and Hue with Australian artists and classical pianist Van Anh Nguyen, a performance by singer-songwriter Nick Barkerm, and an appearance by singer Deni Hines.

Mark Coulton, Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment of Australia, said the two nations have elevated the bilateral relationship to the level of strategic partnership, opening up great opportunities to further develop trade ties.

Meanwhile, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Craig Chittick said the event creates a unique chance for attendees to enjoy both Australian nice music and food.

Addressing the event, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem stressed Vietnam-Australia diplomatic ties have developed constantly and obtained remarkable achievements in different fields from politics, trade, investment, education, defence to development cooperation.

“Taste of Australia” offers a good chance for people in the city, and in Vietnam in general to have interesting experiences with Australian cultural identity, he said.–VNA