Staff of the embassies of ASEAN member states in Hanoi and their families joined a host of activities in Hanoi on August 18 within the framework of ASEAN Family Day 2019.
Participants of the ASEAN Family Day 2019 in Hanoi cycle together
Co-organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairsand ASEAN Women's Circle of Hanoi (AWCH), the event also saw the participationof representatives from the bloc’s 16 partners in Hanoi.
In his opening speech, Vietnamese Deputy Foreign MinisterNguyen Quoc Dung said after more than half a century of development, the10-member ASEAN has become a community of peace and prosperity as well as atrustworthy partner in the region and in the world.
As the bloc is implementing its 2025 ASEAN Community Visionwith a focus on the people, the ASEAN Family Day is an opportunity to furtherboost friendship, solidarity and cooperation, he added.
After the opening ceremony, nearly 200 participants cycledtogether across a 10-km distance to demonstrate their concerted strength,determination and mutual support, which are considered a tradition of SoutheastAsian nations.
They then engaged in sports and musical exchanges, folkgames, and a food festival.
Ambassador Nguyen Nguyet Nga, honorary chairwoman of AWCH, hopedthe ASEAN member states and their partners and friends will foster theirfriendship and connection via these activities.-VNA