VOV.VN - Traditional culture of Vietnam has been promoted at a tea party organised on November 17 by the Women’s Union of the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Vientiane, aiming to tighten connections among domestic and foreign female diplomats in Laos.
The party brought together the wives of diplomats along with female staff members of Laos, other countries, and international organisations, including those from the women’s union of the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos.
In her opening speech, Alouni Kommasith, the spouse of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Laos Saleumxay Kommasith, said that this year's tea party is of great significance as Laos is preparing to assume its role as ASEAN Chairmanship in 2024.
Furthermore, the Lao Government has launched a programme themed “Visit Laos Year 2024” and Lao people are willing to welcome senior leaders of ASEAN countries and other partner countries to attend the ASEAN Summit and many other related events, she said.
The tea party featured booths showcasing participating countries’ traditional handicrafts, cuisine, and tourism information. Singing and dancing performances put on by the diplomatic corps also made up a significant part of the occasion.
At the event, representatives of the Embassy of Vietnam in Laos introduced Ao Dai (traditional long dress) and typical dishes such as spring rolls and tea lotus to visitors.
They also displayed their homeland’s handicrafts, drawing plenty of attention from international friends.