Embassies of member countries in the ASEAN Committee in Rome (ACR) celebrated the ASEAN Family Day on September 7th.

Ambassadors of ASEAN countries in Italy in a group photo (Photo: VNA)

The annual event aims to strengthen ties between families of ASEAN countries’ representatives in Italy.

Philippine Ambassador Domingo P. Nilasco, who is also ACR Chairman, said the event is also meant to consolidate their friendship and solidarity.

2019 is the year to honour ASEAN’s cultural diversity, the diplomat said, adding the organisation of cultural exchange activities will contribute to building a strong ASEAN Community.

Close to 150 guests were present at the event to taste unique food of ASEAN member states and join various team games.

Founded in 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) groups 10 member countries, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam./.

                                                                               Source: CPV/VNA

 


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