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Vietnam’s image introduced at French newspaper’s festival

The Nhan Dan (People’s) Newspaper introduced Vietnam’s culture and cuisine at the 86th Fête de L’Humanité, an annual festival of French newspaper L’Humanité, held from September 10-12 in La Courneuve park in the suburbs of Paris.

The Fête de l'Humanité is considered a festival of the communist and left-wing movements across France and around the world, attracting the participation of tens of communist and left-wing parties from many countries. This year, the festival attracted around 40,000 visitors a day, down 70 percent compared to the previous edition due to impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is not only an important political event of France but also a festival of French people, especially the youth, as it provides a platform for participants to introduce their countries’ culture, tourism and cuisine.

In the Vietnam booth, along with photos on President Ho Chi Minh and photos featuring the beauty of the Vietnamese country and people, there were also Vietnamese press publications such as Nhan Dan newspaper, Vietnam Pictorial, and Le Courrier du Vietnam and books of the World Publishing House and the Su That (Truth) National Political Publishing House.

There was always a long queue of visitors at the booth who patiently waited for their turn to taste Vietnamese food such as spring rolls, beef vermicelli and fried rice.

On this occasion, Collectif Vietnam Dioxine also colllected signatures by visitors to support the fight for justice for Agent Orange victims in Vietnam.

Visiting the Vietnam booth, Director of L'Humanite, Patrick Le Hyaric, hailed the participation of Nhan Dan Newspaper in the festival.

He affirmed that the newspaper’s presence would help promote the image of Vietnam to international friends./