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World Camel Day observed in Vietnam for first time
  • | VNA | June 15, 2024 06:48 AM
An event to observe World Camel Day (June 22) and celebrate the International Year of Camelids (IYC 2024) was jointly organised in Hanoi on June 14 by the Embassy of Saudi Arabia and the University of Languages and International Studies under Vietnam National University, Hanoi.



Hamoud Naif S. Almutairi from the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Vietnam. (Photo: VNA)

The event, the first of its kind in Vietnam, aimed to honour the historical, cultural and economic values of camels as well as helping Vietnamese people to have a better understanding about the role, value and significance of camels in the life of Arabs, as well as efforts of Saudi Arabia in preserving and promoting camel heritage.

Hamoud Naif S. Almutairi from the Embassy of Saudi Arabia highlighted the profound imprint of camels in Arabic culture, saying that camel is likened to a "desert ship", and thanks to the animal, ancient Arabs were able to settle down and move in the desert. Camels are mentioned in the Quran and hold an extremely important place in the mind of the Arab people.

Vice Rector of the University of Languages and International Studies Le Ha Kim Anh said this event is an opportunity for lecturers, students and lovers of Arabic culture to learn more about the camel symbol of the Arab world and the role of the animal in the life of Arab people.

Visitors at the event experienced an Arabic cultural space through traditional products such as date, coffee and camel art corners, among others./.

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