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Ambassador Nguyen Nguyet Nga, who is the wife of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, addresses the opening ceremony as the sponsor of this year’s event.
A performance by children celebrates the food festival
Stalls feature Vietnamese and world specialties
A Vietnamese artisan writes on a child’s toy made from bamboo.
Traditional cakes from Vietnam’s southern region are showcased during the festival
Taking the opportunity to introduce cuisine from their own country, a booth is set up by the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
The festival feature a total of 130 booths from embassies and foreign organisations across Vietnam, agencies of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and some businesses.
A stall of Bulgarian cosmetic products
An Italian chef shows his talent
The Russian Embassy stall
Through the festival, a total of 2 billion VND was raised for charitable purposes. The money will go towards handicapped people, orphans, and poor women. Featured is the Laotian stall displaying beverages and handicraft products.
A stall hosted by the Embassy of Cuba
The South African corner
Chips are made by the Embassy of Belgium
The festival provides a rare opportunity for local visitors to enjoy African dishes. A chef from the Nigerian Embassy prepares dishes.
The Venezuelan treat
Food offered by the Embassy of Panama
A vibrant atmosphere emanated from the Timor Leste stall

Global cuisine on show at 2018 International Food Festival

(VOVWORLD) - The 2018 International Food Festival hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Service Department for Diplomatic Corps was held at the Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound in Hanoi on December 9, attracting a large number of visitors.