Vietnam joins Asia cultural festival in Slovakia hinh anh 1Illustrative Image (Source: VNA)

Bratislava (VNA) – The embassies of Asian countries in Slovakia and the authority of Bratislava held Asia Weekends in the capital city on July 27-28 to promote the diversity of Asian cultures, including Vietnamese culture.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Slovakian Deputy Foreign Minister Lukas Parizek said that the event aims to foster the friendship and solidarity among Asian countries and between Slovakia and these nations.

This is a chance for Slovakian people to get better understanding of unique and diverse cultures of Asian countries, he said.

He expressed his hope that in the coming time, such events will be expanded to strengthen mutual understanding.

Meanwhile, Vietnamese Ambassador in Slovakia Duong Trong Minh said that through the event, the Vietnamese Embassy in Slovakia hopes to promote the Vietnamese culture, cuisine and famous natural landscapes to Slovakian people, thus attracting more tourists from the East European country.

He held that Vietnamese foods are loved by Slovakian people, noting that the number of Vietnamese restaurants serving traditional dishes of Vietnam such as “pho” (noodle) and “nem” (spring roll) is increasing in Bratislava.

During the event, Asian countries such as India, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Indonesia also contributed various art performances.

Vietnamese music and traditional costumes were also introduced, impressing visitors.-VNA