Mekong festival debuts in Germany
Update: Sep 13, 2017
The Mekong Ländertag (Mekong Subregion Festival) was held on September 10 at the Templehof-Schoneberg community college in Germany.

This biennial event was organised by the community college and friendship associations between Germany, Viet Nam, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia.

Jutta Kaddatz, head of culture and education at Tempelhof-Schöneberg district in Berlin, Germany, stressed that the local government supported the event.

The festival was also an opportunity to promote the images of the Greater Mekong Subregion countries and their people, and contribute to enhancing mutual understanding and cooperation in the region. 

Seminars on overseas Vietnamese workers in Germany and their integration into the host society were held in the Viet Nam Cultural Space Pavilion. Additionally, Wilfried Lulei, Chairman of the German - Viet Nam Council shared his personal experiences on the landscapes, people, culture, and politics of Viet Nam at the seminar.

The event also featured traditional art shows of Viet Nam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. A photo exhibition, titled “GLAD to be here”, running until October 20 also formed part of the festival. Siegfried Sommer, Chairman of the Germany-Viet Nam Friendship Association, said the event helps to deepen the friendship between Viet Nam and Germany.