The Saudi Arabian Embassy in Vietnam, together with the embassies of Egypt, Palestine, Algeria, Morocco, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brunei, Iran, and Bangladesh marked the Eid al-Fitr, one of two major holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide, with an event in Hanoi on April 23.
Saudi Arabian Ambassador Mohammed Ismaeil A. Dahlwy speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)
Addressing the event, Saudi Arabian Ambassador Mohammed Ismaeil A. Dahlwy said the festival, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, shares similarities with Vietnam’s traditional New Year festival or Tet.
The celebration in Hanoi is a good opportunity for Saudi Arabia to introduce the images of itself and of other Arab and Muslim countries to Vietnamese friends.
In the holiday's spirit of tolerance, the diplomat called on the countries of the world, including Arab ones, to resolve their differences by peaceful means and through dialogues and together bring prosperity and peace to the people.
Guests enjoy traditional food of Muslims at the event (Photo: VNA)
The ambassadors of Algeria, Egypt, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Iran among others, took the occasion to talk about the culture and customs of their respective countries on Eid Al-Fitr.
The event also featured culinary delights of participating Arab and Muslim nations, the henna art, and circus acts./.