Germany-Asia Festival opens
Update: May 04, 2010
The Germany-Asia Festival with Vietnam opened on Alexanderplatz Square in Berlin on April 29.

Dr. Christian Hanke, Mayor of Berlin Mitte District, and Minister Counsellor Bui Manh Cuong from the Vietnamese embassy in Germany attended the opening ceremony.

The festival is organised by Nareyka Company in coordination with the ASIA Initiative e.V and many Asian embassies in Berlin and aims to advertise the culture and tourism of the region.

A stage for arts performances and many stalls selling handicrafts and foods have been put up on Alexanderplatz Square.

The Vietnamese Center (Viethaus AG) for promoting Vietnamese trade, investment, culture and tourism in Germany displays different traditional foods and a wide range of pottery, porcelain, rattan and other handicraft products.

Vietnam welcomed 3.8 million foreign tourists in 2009 and expects to attract a large number of visitors this year.