The event, co-organized by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Embassy of Vietnam in Seoul, aims to introduce Vietnamese culture to the Korean people and international friends.
Among those present at the opening ceremony were Vietnam’s Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh and Ambassador to the RoK Tran Trong Toan.
They said the festival provides a good opportunity for both sides to strengthen mutual understanding and widen cooperation for peace, stability and prosperity in the region.
Le Anh Thu-a Vietnamese resident in the RoK said she greatly enjoyed traditional songs and dances performed by Vietnamese and Korean artists after the opening ceremony.
From July 2-6, there will be art performances, a tourism workshop, a photographic exhibition on Vietnam’s land and people, an exhibition of Vietnamese art and handicrafts and a Vietnamese food festival in Seouland the central city of Daegu.