Vietnamese culture impresses international friends in Czech Republic hinh anh 1International friends at a stall within the SAPA shopping centre (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Members of the international diplomatic corps in the Czech Republic said they were amazed when taking part in a tour around the biggest shopping centre of the Vietnamese community, SAPA, in Prague on June 22.

Co-organised by Vietnamese Embassy and the Diplomatic Spouses Association (DSA) in Prague, the event aimed at introducing the Vietnamese culture, people, and hospitality to international friends. It gathered Ambassadors to the Czech Republic of Vietnam, Japan, and Iraq, and 30 members of the DSA.

Ahmed Zahra, Chairwoman of the DSA and the spouse of the Pakistan Ambassador, told the Vietnam News Agency's correspondents that the tour gave an insight into a dynamic and friendly community.

She said the DSA welcomes the active engagement of the Vietnamese Embassy and expatriates in its post-pandemic activities.

Japanese Ambassador Suzuki Hideo shared his impression of a strong and dynamic Vietnamese community and its diverse cultural characteristics.

Vietnam and Japan have a fruitful traditional ties and trade-investment partnership, the diplomat noted, hoping the bilateral cooperation will be further sustained and promoted.

Iraqi Ambassador Sundus Albayraqdar said among many amazing things during the trip, he thought Vietnamese food is special and attractive.

Founded in 1997, the DSA has members from diplomatic corps of about 50 countries in the Czech Republic./.