On the morning of August 26, 2022 at Golden Lotus
Convention Center, the Union of Friendship Organizations and the Vietnam -
ASEAN Friendship Association in Dong Nai province in collaboration with the
Consulate General of ASEAN countries in Ho Chi Minh City co-hosted the event “The
ASEAN Commemorative Meeting and Cultural Exchange”. Attending the event were Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee,
Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Cao Tien Dung; representatives of
the Consulate General of ASEAN countries in Ho Chi Minh City and 250 delegates
who are leaders of departments, agencies and sectors of the province; officials, members of the
Union, Associations and artistic groups of Consulate Generals of other countries.
Mr. Agustaviano Sofjan - Consul
General of the Republic of Indonesia in Ho Chi Minh City introducing the
exhibition booth of Indonesian cultural identity to Mr. Cao Tien Dung, Deputy
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial
The event included
many outstanding activities such as the exhibition booths of cultural identity of
ASEAN countries, performance of traditional costumes and special cultural
performances of countries, and videos about the cultural features, the typical
landmarks of the countries in the ASEAN community.
at the event, President of the Dong Nai Union of Friendship Organizations
Nguyen Thanh Tri emphasized, this is one of the meaningful people – to - people
exchange activities to celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the establishment of
the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and this is also the first
co-ordination program among Dong Nai Union of Frienship Organizations, Dong Nai
province Vietnam – ASEAN Friendship Association and the Consulate General of
ASEAN countries in Ho Chi Minh city. The event aims to introduce to all
delegates and people of all walks of life in the province and friends from
other countries about a cultural diversity picture, imbued with traditional
identity of ASEAN countries by artifacts, images on display at exhibition
booths, traditional costumes as well as the traditional and local music and
lyrics; thereby, contributing to honoring the country, people, and traditional
values of the countries in the community, and simultaneously highlighting
an ASEAN community with the motto “One
Vision, One Identity, One Community”.
Deputy Secretary of the Provincial
Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Cao Tien Dung
delivering a welcome speech
a welcome speech, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman
of the Provincial People's Committee said that 2022 is an important year in the
history of establishment and development of the Association of Southeast Asian
Nations. This is a year to celebrate important diplomatic events, Anniversaries
of the establishment of the friendship relations between Vietnam and ASEAN
countries such as the 55th founding Anniversary of ASEAN (1967 - 2022), the
27th Anniversary of Vietnam’s accession to ASEAN, the Year of Solidarity and
Friendship – celebrates the establishment of diplomatic relations between
Vietnam and some ASEAN countries. Currently, ASEAN is a common home for more
than 700 million people of 10 Southeast Asian countries, the world's fifth
largest economic community, a reliable and important partner of many countries.
It plays an important role in the global economy and central role of dialogue,
cooperation and linkage processes in the region. Vietnam officially joined
ASEAN on July 28, 1995 and has made many important contributions to the
development and success of the Association, especially actively promoting the
cohesion towards the goal of “building a strong foundation for greater
understanding and good neighbourliness, and build a shared sense of identity
and responsibility in ASEAN".
Chairwoman of the Provincial People's Council Hoang Thi Bich Hang presenting
flowers to thank the representatives of the Consulate General of ASEAN
countries in Ho Chi Minh City for their support and co-host of the event.
Dong Nai province is currently being
invested by six ASEAN countries including Singapore, Thailand, Brunei,
Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia with about 150 projects with a total
registered capital of more than 5 billion USD. Since 2009, Dong Nai province
has promoted the establishment of 03 bilateral friendship associations between
Vietnam and 03 countries in ASEAN community including Laos, Cambodia, Thailand
and 01 first multilateral friendship association of the province - The Vietnam -
ASEAN Friendship Association which aims to build and cultivate solidarity and
friendship between the people of Dong Nai and the peoples of ASEAN countries.
The Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee also expressed his wish to
receive further cooperation and exchange opportunities from the countries of
the ASEAN Community for Dong Nai province.
Chairman of the
Vietnam - ASEAN Friendship Association Mai Van Nhon handing over the Decision for
the establishment of the Vietnam - ASEAN Friendship Association branch at Lac
Chairman of the Vietnam - ASEAN Friendship Association Mai
Van Nhon handing over the Decision for the establishment of the Vietnam - ASEAN
Friendship Association branch at Dong Nai University.
At the event, the Vietnam
- ASEAN Friendship Association of the province also handed over the Decision for
the establishment of 02 Vietnam - ASEAN Friendship Association Branches at Lac
Hong University and Dong Nai University.