Press conference to announce “Viet Nam Days Abroad 2023”

On September 8, 2023, the Department of Cultural Diplomacy and UNESCO Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) successfully organized a press conference to announce the series of activities under the framework of  “Viet Nam Days Abroad 2023” program with the participation of a large number of representatives from the press, radio and television agencies.

Press conference “Viet Nam Days Abroad 2023” attracted the attention of press and media agencies


Opening the press conference, Mr. Hoang Huu Anh – Deputy Director General of the Department of Cultural Diplomacy and UNESCO Affairs and Head of the Organizing Committee shared overview information about  “Viet Nam Days Abroad” program and latest details of the event this year. Accordingly, “Viet Nam Days Abroad” is a national promotional program,  assigned by the Prime Minister to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to organize annually on the occasion of the anniversary of the relations establishment between Viet Nam and other countries. This series of events also take place on the occasion of Leaders of Viet Nam’s official visits to countries, or on celebration of significant international events.


“In 13 years of “Viet Nam Days Abroad” journey, we have hosted 17 programs: 7 times in Europe, 7 times in Asia, 2 times in the Americas, and 1 time in an online format. In 2023, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs chose South Africa, France, and Japan as destinations for “Viet Nam Days Abroad” to promote connection with the international community. In particular, the program in South Africa marks its first occurrence in Africa,” said Mr. Hoang Huu Anh.

Mr. Hoang Huu Anh provided comprehensive information about “Viet Nam Days Abroad 2023”


Currently, South Africa is Viet Nam’s largest trading partner in Africa. As a country with a strategic economic and cultural position, South Africa has great influence on countries in  Central and Southern Africa. Therefore, the series of events “Viet Nam Days Abroad 2023” held in South Africa will not only make an important contribution to promoting the image of the country, people, and culture of Viet Nam to South African locals but also to other countries in the region.


According to the plan, “Viet Nam Days Abroad 2023” in South Africa will be held on September 14 – 15 in the Administrative Capital  Pretoria, on the occasion of the official visit of Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan to Mozambique and South Africa. Besides cultural exchange activities in  Viet Nam Cultural Space  “Viet Nam Days in Africa 2023” comprises the Celebration of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Viet Nam and South Africa with outstanding art performances and  Viet Nam – South Africa Business Roundtable. It is expected that in November “Viet Nam Days Abroad 2023”  will continue to be hosted in France and Japan, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Viet Nam – France and Viet Nam – Japan.

Ms. Duong Thuy Quynh – Representative of Mark&B Brand Marketing Co., Ltd. – The companion organizer of the event  shared information about  Viet Nam Cultural Space in South Africa


As a companion unit with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to host “Viet Nam Days Abroad” for many years, Ms. Duong Thuy Quynh – Representative of Mark&B Brand Marketing Co., Ltd. provided more information about the activities that will be organized in Viet Nam Cultural Space. Accordingly, the first group is a photo exhibition with the following topics: 30 years of diplomatic ties between Viet Nam and South Africa, world heritage sites in Viet Nam recognized by UNESCO; and the beauty of the country, life, and people of Viet Nam. The second group is the display of ancient costumes of the Nguyen Dynasty by a group of Vietnamese youth. The third group is interactive activities including lacquer painting, Dong Ho printed painting, and Tò He sculpting.


Viet Nam Cultural Space under “Viet Nam Days Abroad 2023” with the running theme  “Origin, Vitality and Prosperity” will be participated by culture practitioners, especially young people of the 90s generation. With the presence of new elements, the Organizing Committee hopes to create a distinct highlight of Vietnamese culture rich in tradition yet youthful and vibrant.