11/04/2018 09:38 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam joins ASEAN food festival to help poor children

Vietnam joined nine other ASEAN countries and the bloc’s partners in an ASEAN food festival to enhance cultural exchanges and mobilise funds for impoverished children in the Southeast Asian region.

The Vietnamese Embassy brought to the festival the traditional “pho”, which drew attention of many visitors.

According to ASEAN Deputy Secretary General Yoong Yoong Lee said that the ASEAN Secretariat organised the annual event to help ASEAN people as well as the bloc’s partners study cultural features of one and the others, thus promoting people-to-people exchange.

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

Its partners include Canada, the Republic of Korea, Australia, Russia, China, New Zealand, India, the US, Japan and the EU.