The ambassador attended the Moon Cake Festival with the disabled children at the Club of the Center for Educational and Vocational Training. After the director of the Friendship Village, colonel Dinh Van Tuyen received the meaningful and practical gift (that is an electrical rice – cooking cabinet), the ambassador was very happy to make moon cakes together with the children, see the children making the fun “To He” shapes and singing and dancing performances showed by the children. The ambassador said: “I am delighted to visit the Vietnam Friendship Village on the occasion of the Mid – Autumn Festival, the Mid –Autumn Festival is a special day for the children. Being a father of two beautiful children, I understand that feeling of the children”.
Also on this occasion, the U.S. Ambassador visited the war veterans and shared the pain of Agent Orange that they are suffering from. The ambassador expressed: “We are always trying to heal the wounds that the past left, we are trying to do all things to close the past and forward to the future. And I think this place is a symbol of peace and reconciliation”.
Colonel Ding Van Tuyen, Director of the Friendship Village expressed his profound thanks to the ambassador Ted Osius and staff of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi for this special Mid – Autumn Festival program which not only created a joyful excitement and warm atmosphere but also expressed the interest, share and sentiment that the ambassador gave to the disabled children at the Vietnam Friendship Village.
The Vietnam Friendship Village