On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and France, on May 19, the Vietnam-France Friendship Association and the Association of French Alumni Vietnam(UAVF) held the “UAVF and Friends Football Tournament in 2018” at Xuan La Stadium, Tay Ho. This is an annual football tournament which aims to expand exchanges, solidarity and friendship between Francophone organizations and Vietnamese alumni organizations.
This year’s tournament was attended by 16 teams, including the French Embassy in Vietnam, France-Vietnam Training Center for CFVG Management, Français Alexandre Yersin School, Union of Alumni Vietnam in France, Portugal, Italy, USA and many other teams.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Counselor of French Embassy in Vietnam Olivier Sigaud said: “This is a practical activity to promote sport activities and exchanges among members of the alumni community. In particular, the tournament represents two countries’ priority for youth areas such as education, training and development cooperation. It is expected to be expanded and maintained every year.