Vietnam attends Fetes Consulaires in Lyon hinh anh 1Visitors at the Vietnamese booth. (Photo: VNA)

Paris (VNA) – Vietnam for the first time attended the Fetes Consulaires, which took place in the French city of Lyon on June 11 and 12.

The Asia New Generation - Vietnam has cooperated with the Vietnam Cultural Centre in France and associations of Vietnamese in France to stage an impressive dragon dance and traditional music programme, an Ao dai show and a tourism exhibition at the event. Vietnam's food was also offered to visitors.

Roland Beaumont, President of the Asia New Generation - Vietnam Association, said it is a great honour and pride of Vietnamese people in this city to join the event for the first time.

Director of the Vietnamese Cultural Centre in France Nghiem Xuan Dong said that at very short notice, the centre had done its best to mobilise all resources to introduce the image, country and people of Vietnam to the world.

Vietnam attends Fetes Consulaires in Lyon hinh anh 2An ao dai show at the event. (Photo: VNA)

This annual event aims to honour the presence of consular delegations in the city, helping local residents discover the diversity of the communities in Lyon, contributing to its dynamism and development.

According to the event’s organising board, 53 countries took part in the festival. During the two-day event, participants had the opportunity to visit more than 60 booths and attend about 30 art performances and shows featuring ethnic fashion, culinary delights, scenic spots and tourism of participating countries./.