The Vietnamese culture has been brought closer to international friends as Vietnam was taking part in the 7 th Asian cultural heritage festival held on May 9 at Stony Brook University in New York.

The festival introduced numerous outstanding destinations, traditional long dresses (Ao Dai), fine arts and traditional dances from Vietnam.

International friends lavished great praise on the Vietnamese culture through exhibited products and dances performed by Vietnamese students in the host country.

Hordes of delegations from Asian countries’ permanent missions to the United Nations (UN) attended the event alongside Asian communities studying and working in New York or nearby such as Vietnam, Japan, the Republic of Korea, India, Thailand, the Philippines and China.

The festival created opportunities for participants to popularise their unique cultural features and heritages, contributing to promoting solidarity and mutual understanding among nations.-VNA