A performance of traditional Vietnamese music and songs took place at the headquarters of the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in France on September 20 to promote the country’s image to the overseas Vietnamese community.

The programme, themed ‘ Vietnam -My country’, was co-organised by Vietnam Airlines office in France and Europe and Vietnam ’s cultural centre in France , under the sponsorship of the Vietnamese Embassy in France .

It featured traditional folksongs, music and dance from different cultures nationwide using instruments such as bamboo flutes, mono-chords, two-chord fiddles and the Klong put.

Speaking at the event, General Director of Vietnam Airlines office in France Le Dung said that to bring Vietnamese culture to the world, the national flag carrier has held many activities to promote Vietnam ’s traditional arts to foreign friends and the Vietnamese community in France . This has contributed to boosting cultural ties between both countries, attracted more tourists to Vietnam , as well as strengthened the attachment between overseas Vietnamese and their homeland.

Many people in the audience said that they enjoy the performance and now understand more about Vietnamese culture, from the north to the south of the country.-VNA