“Viet Nam Day” held in Ukraine’s Lviv city
Update: Jun 25, 2018
The “Viet Nam Day” programme was recently held in Lviv city, the centre of culture and history in western Ukraine, as part of activities of the Vietnamese Cultural Year in Ukraine.

A photo of the "Viet Nam Day" programme held in Lviv city of Ukraine

The event was co-held by the Embassy of Viet Nam in Ukraine and the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Viet Nam-Ukraine Friendship Association and local authorities. 

Organised in western Ukraine for the first time, the “Viet Nam Day” saw the participation of Vietnamese people across the nation as well as in neighbouring countries such as Germany, Poland and Hungary.

The programme featured a series of activities, including fairs introducing Vietnamese goods and cuisine, along with seminars on tourism cooperation and a photo exhibition on Viet Nam’s landscapes and people.

A highlight of the event was an art programme with Viet Nam’s traditional instruments performed by artists of Vietnam and overseas Vietnamese (OVs) from Ukraine’s cities of Kiev, Odessa and Kharkov, attracting many people and tourists in Lviv city.

At the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Ukraine Nguyen Anh Tuan stressed that the event was designed to introduce images of Viet Nam to Ukrainian friends in the western region and tourists in Lviv, thus deepening the Viet Nam-Ukraine traditional friendship. 

It also aimed to enhance mutual understanding of people and businesses of the two countries and foster the connection of Vietnam’s localities and agencies with Ukraine and Lviv city in particular, he added.

The event also offered chances for OVs in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to meet with each other and their Ukrainian friends.