The annual “ASEAN Family Day” sports and cultural festival was held on June 22 in New York under the the chairmanship of the Brunei Darussalam Permanent Representative to the UN.
The event attracted the participation of a large number of officers, staff and relatives of permanent representative missions and agencies from 10 ASEAN countries to the UN and students from ASEAN countries studying in New York and nearby cities.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, head of the Brunei Darussalam Permanent Representative mission to the UN, Mr. Dato Abdul Ghafar Ismail, stressed that the event aims to boost solidarity and mutual understanding among ASEAN missions to the UN.
Vietnam’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Pham Vinh Quang, together with representatives from the Vietnamese mission and agencies, introduced international friends to traditional Vietnamese folk games and food at the event.
The “ASEAN family day” this year was held in Alley Pond Park near the centre of New York City. The event featured folk games and traditional foods from ASEAN member countries./.