The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Vietnam participated in the annual International Food Festival organised by Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), held on 11 December in Hanoi.
The 10th assembly of this annual event was attended by diplomatic missions, international organisations, international non-governmental organisations (iNGOs) based in Hanoi, provincial offices of the MoFA, provincial governments, and Vietnamese food and beverage industry leaders.
The Sri Lankan stall was one of the main attractions of the event, with Sri Lankan food such as kottu roti and hoppers, which were prepared during live demonstrations. Dilmah Ceylon Tea Vietnam also participated in the event and served Ceylon Tea with Sri Lankan short eats. Both Vietnamese and expatriates enjoyed these delicious treats and the warm hospitality.
The food festival was attended by approximately 5,000 people and comprised 131 stalls. The Sri Lankan community in Hanoi and other main cities and provinces of Vietnam actively participated in the event and generously assisted the embassy in conducting a very successful promotional programme.