Armed with traditional handicrafts and dishes Vietnam attended a charity fair organised by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Pretoria on December 1.

Taking place at the Malaysia Embassy in Pretoria, the ASEAN 2012 charity fair aimed to raise funds for charitable activities in South Africa.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Malaysian Ambassador Kennedy Jawan stressed that apart from its charity goals, the biennial event makes a significant contribution to building a peaceful, united and strong ASEAN community.

Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Manh Hung said it is an opportunity to promote the images of ASEAN and each member nation. All money raised from the event will be spent on humanitarian activities, he added.-VNA