Vietnamese youths in Europe to join Paris festival
  • | VNA | August 10, 2016 12:00 PM
The second festival for Vietnamese youths and students in Europe will be held in Choisy-le-Roi, an outskirt city of Paris, on August 27-28, according to the Association of Vietnamese Students in France (UEVF).

 A performance at the 2015 camp for Vietnamese youths and students in Europe

The UEVF said at a press briefing on August 8 that the associations of Vietnamese students from Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and France have affirmed their participation in this year’s festival, which is named LUMOS.

Addressing the event, Ambassador to France Nguyen Ngoc Son appreciated the objective of the festival, which, as he described, is a useful and interesting playground for Vietnamese youths studying and working in Europe.

The festival also offers an opportunity for the young Vietnamese people abroad to promote the land, people and culture of Vietnam to French and international friends while instilling patriotism into them, he said.

Regarding the venue of the festival, Choise-le-Roi city, the ambassador said that the city hosted the Vietnamese who engaged in negotiations of the Paris Agreement from March 15, 1968 to January 27, 1973.

The city has set up the pair relationship with Hanoi’s Dong Da district, he added.

UEVF Vice President Nguyen Minh Duc said with the slogan “Shine as you are,” the festival aims to encourage creativeness among the youths.

Apart from artistic and music programmes, the festival will feature a workshop in the East Sea.

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