Vietnamese culture introduced at ASEAN Bazaar in Argentina hinh anh 1Foreign visitors at the Vietnamese stall (Photo: VNA)

Buenos Aires (VNA) - The ASEAN Committee in Argentina, which groups the embassies of Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia, organised an annual ASEAN bazaar on April 6, featuring a wide range of their traditional handicrafts, food and musical performances.

The event aimed to promote cultural exchanges, introduce the nations’ images and people, as well as to boost their mutual understanding and relations with the host nation.

The Vietnam Embassy showcased lacquer paintings, silk products, conical hats, ao dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress), cuisine, and tourism products.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Indonesian Ambassador to Argentina Naryatie Siswojo, who is also the current rotating chair of the ASEAN Committee, said this was an opportunity for the participating countries to introduce its own images and cultural identities.

The diplomat also highlighted the solidarity and cooperation within the bloc amid regional integration as reflected through the organisation of such annual event.

The ASEAN, or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, now groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The bloc and Argentina signed the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in August 2018, opening a new development period in bilateral ties. -VNA