Cultural cooperation plays an increasingly important role in national development and regional integration, proved by the example of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community.
Ambassador of Vietnam to Brunei Darussalam Tran Anh Vu said this at the launch of The Vietnam Culture and Cuisine Event at Radisson Hotel in the capital yesterday.
He added that during the official visit of Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to the Sultanate in February, the two countries agreed to enhance sports, cultural and tourism activities and exchanges to deepen bilateral relations in the 2023 – 2027 period and beyond.
In line with this, the ambassador said, “We are convinced that, with the support of our leaders, governmental agencies, businesses and the people, there are ample opportunities to strengthen cultural and people to people exchanges between the two countries.“
He also extended appreciation for Royal Brunei Airlines in resuming direct flight routes connecting Brunei to Ho Chi Minh City and welcomed tourists from Brunei to visit Vietnam “especially now that Vietnam’s e-visa system is applicable to all nationalities.”
The launch also featured performances by Vietnamese and Bruneian musicians.
Deputy Permanent Secretary (Safety and Welfare) at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) Nor Hamidah binti Haji Hamidon and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy, Corporate and Planning) at the MoHA Siti Norashikin binti Mohd Salleh attended the event.
Beginning yesterday until November 4, Radisson Hotel is introducing Vietnamese authentic cuisine prepared by a chef from Radisson Blu Resort in Phu Quoc, Vietnam from 6.30pm to 10pm. The buffet menu comprises famous dishes that has made Vietnam one of the 20 countries with the best food according to Taste Atlas in 2022.
The dishes include pho, ranked by CNN as the second best soup in the world; spring rolls, the most popular traditional Vietnamese food; and banh xeo.
Additionally, customers will have a chance to win a lucky draw. – Rokiah Mahmud