At the opening ceremony of the event (Photo: VNA)

Berlin (VNA) – A Vietnam day (Vietnam Tag) was held at University of Hamburg of Germany on June 22 to celebrate its 100th founding anniversary (1919-2019).

Organised by the Vietnamese studies department at the university’s the Asia-Africa Institute, the event, named Vietnam Tag – Scent of Indochina, brought together foreign visitors, lecturers, students, and Vietnamese expatriates in Hamburg and neighbouring areas, who shared an interest in Vietnamese cultural values.

Prof. Thomas Engelbert, head of the Vietnamese studies faculty the university, said the Vietnam Tag promotes not only Vietnamese studies in Germany but also the nation’s traditional culture to international friends.

Visitors to the event were enabled to join various cultural spaces that introduced Vietnamese folk paintings, calligraphy, tea, ancient costumes, and traditional music. They also had a chance to attend a Vietnamese language class and take part in local folk games.

Visitors try Vietnamese tea ceremony (Photo: VNA)

The event featured an exhibition on Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements and opportunities for economic, trade, tourism cooperation with European countries.

Professor Engelbert said the Vietnam Tag contributes to boosting Vietnam – Germany ties, particularly economic cooperation.

According to him, in 2017, ASEAN-Germany trade hit 57.94 billion EUR, with Vietnam taking the lead among the bloc members.-VNA