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Mid-Autumn Festival organised for Vietnamese children in Ostrava

The Vietnamese community in North Morara and Ostrava, the capital city of the North Morava region in the Czech Republic, has held an entertainment programme for children on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on September 21 this year.

This is an annual activity organised by the community with the purpose of preserving the Vietnamese cultural traditions and helping Czech friends understand more about the Vietnamese culture.

Addressing the event, Deputy Mayor of Ostrava Prazak Zbynek lauded the smooth integration of the second and third generations of the Vietnamese community into the host society. He underlined the importance of preserving the traditional culture of Vietnam among the Vietnamese youth in the country, which he said contributes to strengthening the Vietnam-Czech Republic's traditional friendship.

For his part, Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Thai Xuan Dung thanked the Government of the Czech Republic and authorities of Ostrava for supporting the Vietnamese community. He also showed his hope that the Czech Republic will continue creating favourable conditions for the community to better integrate into the host society and contribute more to the bilateral relationship.

President of the Czech-Vietnamese Friendship Parliamentarians Group Leo Luzar said through such cultural event, he felt the care of Vietnamese for the young generation, adding that he hoped they would cherish this value during the integration into the society in their second homeland - the Czech Republic./.