Vietnam together with other 19 nations worldwide on Sept. 3 participated in a cultural festival in Biel city, Switzerland , which was designed to enhance friendship among the nations.

Representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy and the Vietnamese Representative Delegation to the United Nations, World Trade Organisation and other international organisations and a large number of overseas Vietnamese in Switzerland took part in the event.

With traditional dishes and handicrafts such as conical hats, bamboo flutes, silk flowers and lacquer paintings, especially “Ao dai” (traditional long dress) performance, the Vietnamese booth drew much attention from visitors.

Biel ’s Mayor Erich Fehr stressed that the Switzerland and Vietnam have enjoyed a time-hounoured relationship, which, he said, should be preserved and further developed.

Meanwhile, President of the Switzerland-Vietnam Association Anjuska Well also expressed her hope that bilateral ties would further flourish in the future./.