Vietnam's pavilion at the 10th International Charity Bazaar in Beijing, China (Photo: VNA)
 
Beijing (VNA) – The Embassy of Vietnam in China joined the 10th International Charity Bazaar, which was held in Beijing on October 21.

The event was jointly held by the authorities of Beijing and the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), with the participation of more than 90 diplomatic representative offices, international organisations and expatriates living in China.

Vietnam’s traditional nem (fried spring roll) and coffee were served to visitors. The Vietnamese embassy also attended various other activities held in the charity fair.

Themed “Love knows no border – to Hear the Love from the World”, the bazaar aimed to raise funds for children with hearing problems to receive free surgeries and for the poor in Gansu province.

Speaking at the fair, Qian Wei, spouse of Chinese State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, said the bazaar not only raises funds for the needy but also offers a destination for expats in China to meet and introduce their countries, people, craft products and cuisine.

The event also bolstered cultural exchanges and art performances of participating countries, thus deepening solidarity and friendship, she added.

Proceeds of the event will be presented to charitable activities. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, a sum worth more than 4.5 million CNY (over 700,000 USD) was raised during last year’s edition of the bazaar.-VNA