The Vietnamese Culture Festival was held on August
28-29 in Berlin, Germany, to mark the 35th anniversary of the Vietnam-Germany
The two-day festival included a photo exhibition on Vietnamese land, people and
culture, traditional martial arts, folk song and dance performance. It also
featured a display of Vietnam’s handicraft products as well as the nation’s
culture, tourism and cuisine.
Addressing the opening ceremony on August 28, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen
Thanh Son, who is also Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese,
spoke highly of the initiative to host the festival in Germany, saying that it
is a good opportunity to enhance the exchange between the two peoples.
Berlin Deputy Mayor Harald Wolf said the relationship between Germany and
Vietnam has become closer over the past 35 years through the exchange of
experiences, culture and high ranking delegations as well as political and
There are around 20,000 Vietnamese people in Berlin who contribute to
diversifying the capital’s cultural life, he added.