During his opening remarks at the event, Ambassador Tran Anh Vu of Vietnam emphasized the significance of cultural cooperation and people-to-people exchange in the development of each country and in the integration process of ASEAN member states.

Ambassador Vu stated, “We hope to continue to receive close coordination from government agencies and partners in Brunei in cultural exchange activities between the two countries in the future.”

At the event, the Vietnamese diplomat shared Vietnam’s potential for cultural and culinary tourism and expressed hope for an increase in tourists from Brunei and other countries visiting Vietnam. This is especially anticipated after Vietnam introduces e-visas for citizens of all countries starting from August 15, and with the resumption of direct flights from Brunei to Ho Chi Minh City by the Royal Brunei Airlines.

As part of the program, artists from the Vietnam National Academy of Music, Hanoi College of Arts, and young Brunei artists performed well-known musical pieces from Vietnam and around the world.

In addition to the musical activities, Radisson Hotel will introduce a special menu to the people of Brunei, featuring many exceptional dishes that have contributed to Vietnam’s recognition as one of the top 20 countries with the best cuisine in the world, according to the 2022 Taste Atlas ranking.