At the festival, Tran The Cuong, chairman of the Vietnam-Australia Friendship Association in Hanoi, highlighted the purpose of the event as introducing the unique cultures and cuisines of each nation. He also noted the opportunity for further cultural exchanges between the Vietnam-Australia Friendship Associations, the Australian Embassy, and the Australian business community in Vietnam.

The Vietnam – Australia Friendship Union has launched a new branch focused on trade, tourism, and fashion, which has helped to increase the association’s membership and enrich its activities for 2023 and beyond.

Dr. Trinh Thi Thu Ha, deputy rector of Hanoi College of Commerce and Tourism, emphasised that the occasion marks the 50th anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Australia, and will contribute to connecting Vietnamese businesses with Australian organisations and businesses as well as promoting educational and training linkages between the two countries.

At the festival, participants were treated to captivating performances that highlighted Vietnam’s culture. They also visited booths that showcased culinary products and viewed an art exhibition by painter Nguyen Thu Thuy, the creator of the project “Hanoi Ceramic Road”, as well as rare ceramic pieces from the Bat Trang Ceramics Museum.