Vietnam – Australia Friendship Food and Culture Festival Held in Hanoi

The Vietnam - Australia Friendship Food and Culture Festival 2023 took place in Hanoi, as part of activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Australia - Vietnam diplomatic relations.

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Vietnam - Australia Friendship Food and Culture Festival Held in Hanoi
Delegates at the event. Source: hanoimoi.com.vn

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Australia, on May 31, the Hanoi’s Vietnam – Australia Friendship Association, the Hanoi College of Commerce and Tourism in collaboration with the Hanoi Culinary – Tourism and Fashion Vocational School organizes a Vietnam – Australia Friendship Cultural and Culinary Festival, NDO reported.

The event was attended by Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Manh Quyen and Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Andrew Goledzinowski.

Speaking at the festival, the Director of the Department of Education and Training, Chairman of the Hanoi’s Vietnam – Australia Friendship Association, Tran The Cuong said that in 2023, Vietnam and Australia are actively coordinating to prepare activities to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Australia – Vietnam diplomatic relations and the 5th anniversary of the establishment of a strategic partnership.

On this occasion, the Union of Trade, Tourism and Fashion Associations was launched. Cuong affirmed that the establishment and launch of the Union of Trade, Tourism and Fashion Associations is a testament to the positive results of the Hanoi’s Vietnam – Australia Friendship Association, in the past time, contributing to expanding the membership scale, strengthening and enriching the activities of the Association in 2023 and the coming years.

The Chairman of the Hanoi’s Vietnam – Australia Friendship Association expressed his hope that the union would have practical activities, opening up opportunities for cooperation in the fields of training, especially vocational training, trade, tourism and fashion, between Vietnam and Australia.

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 the two sides, as well as contributing to linking the Vietnamese business community with Australian organisations and businesses. This is along with promoting linkages in the field of education and training between the two countries.

Vietnam - Australia Friendship Food and Culture Festival Held in Hanoi
The event provides delegates and students with interesting experiences about the unique cultures and cuisines of both Vietnam and Australia. Source: Nguyen Thu Thuy

At the festival, participants enjoyed excellent performances showcasing Vietnam’s unique culture, visited booths introducing culinary products and a painting exhibition by painter Nguyen Thu Thuy, the author of the project “Hanoi Ceramic Road”, as well as viewing rare ceramic products belonging to the Bat Trang Ceramics Museum.

The Vietnam – Australia Food and Culture Festival 2023 aims to introduce the typical culture and cuisine of the two countries, and create opportunities for exchanges between Vietnam – Australia friendship branches and the Australian Embassy and the Australian business community in Vietnam.

The festival also contributes to strengthening the friendship and understanding of culture, tourism and cuisine between the two countries.

The event also offers an opportunity for the Vietnamese business community and Australian organisations and businesses to further promote cooperation in the field of education and training.

Vietnam - Australia Friendship Food and Culture Festival Held in Hanoi
The festival program has many activities such as Vietnam – Australia Cultural Exchange; display of products – services and culinary specialties of Vietnam and Australia; art performance of Vietnamese opera, which is known as hat tuong or hat boi in Vietnamese; and many other interesting activities. Source: Nhi Van Media
Vietnam - Australia Friendship Food and Culture Festival Held in Hanoi
Delegates visit booths at Vietnam – Australia Food and Culture Festival 2023. Source: Thanh Le
Vietnam - Australia Friendship Food and Culture Festival Held in Hanoi
Painting exhibition at Vietnam – Australia Food and Culture Festival 2023 with the participation of painters Nguyen Thu Thuy, Nguyen Duc Hung, Trinh Thuan, Le Thanh, Nguyen Thanh Tung, Natalia Peraita, Cristina Gonzalez Martin, Khuc Dinh Duong, Nguyen Van Hung. Source: Nguyen Thu Thuy
Vietnam - Australia Friendship Food and Culture Festival Held in Hanoi
Australian Ambassador Andrew Goledzinowski next to a mural of Vietnamese-Australian architectural imprints just completed by artist Nguyen Thu Thuy and associates of New Hanoi Art Company. Source: Nguyen Thu Thuy
Hannah Nguyen