PH Embassy in Vientiane Shines the Spotlight on Filipino Products at Annual Tea Party

Guests look at accessories featured in the Philippine booth during the Annual Tea Party. (Vientiane PE photo)

The Philippine Embassy in Vientiane joined the Annual Tea Party on 04 December 2020 at the International Center for Training and Cooperation in Vientiane, Laos. The event was organized by the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MOFA) Women’s Union with the purpose of promoting cooperation among female representatives from the Lao government, diplomatic corps, and international organizations through cultural diplomacy.

The event’s guests of honor were Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith and his spouse Madame Alouny Kommasith, who serves as the honorary president of the MOFA’s Women’s Union.

Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith (left) visits the Philippine booth with Philippine Ambassador to Laos Belinda M. Ante (right), which is decorated with tourism posters and handicrafts during the Annual Tea Party held on 4 December 2020 at the International Center for Training and Cooperation in Vientiane, Laos. (Vientiane PE photo)

The Embassy set up a booth at the Tea Party and showcased a variety of Philippine handicrafts, including accessories, bags, textiles, and home décor, some of which were provided by Likha ni Inay by the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI). The booth was flocked by both Lao and foreign nationals alike and praised Philippine craftsmanship.

Ambassador Ante (first from right) and Singaporean Ambassador Leow Siu Lin (second from right) tour the exhibit hall and visit booths by diplomatic missions in Laos. (Vientiane PE photo)

The Embassy also decorated its booth with “It’s More Fun in the Philippines posters and distributed tourism brochures to promote Philippine tourism during the tea party.

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