The event drew the participation of more than 100 female staff and wives of diplomats of ASEAN member countries’ representative agencies in Malaysia.
Hoang Thi Quynh Luu, the spouse of the Vietnamese Ambassador, said the gathering aimed to introduce Vietnam’s beauty, the diversity of its culture, its traditional handicrafts and dishes to international friends.
“I hope the exchange will help deepen mutual understanding and solidarity among ASEAN people in general and ASEAN women in particular, contributing to building a peaceful, stable and prosperous ASEAN Community,” she said.
Vietnamese Minister-Counsellor Le Thi Hoang Cuc said the embassy pays special attention to cultural diplomacy, one of the four key pillars of Vietnam’s diplomatic sector, and the June 12 exchange is one of the activities to realise the cultural diplomacy policy.
During the event, participants were impressed with Vietnamese handicrafts and some traditional dishes such as Pho (noodles) and Nem (Spring rolls), prepared by the Vietnamese Women Association in Malaysia.