Participating golfers pose for a group photo 


Joining the competition were over 100 golfers from Vietnam,Russia, European nations and foreign diplomatic corps in Moscow.

In his opening speech, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia NgoDuc Manh said the event is an important activity of the Vietnam- Russia Yearprogramme toward the celebration of the 70th anniversary ofdiplomatic relations.

He hoped it will contribute to deepening the friendly andtrustworthy ties between the Vietnamese and Russian people, enhancing Russians’understanding about the Vietnamese culture, and connecting the businesscommunities of the two nations.

Talking to the Vietnam News Agency, Thai Ambassador to RussiaThanatip Upatising said it was an honour for him to be invited to thetournament.

He said the Vietnamese community in Russia is big, dynamicand united, highlighting his belief in Vietnam’s significant role in boostingASEAN – Russia relations.

The annual golf tournament is the biggest of its kindorganised by the Vietnam Golf Association in Russia (VGR). Since 2017, it hasbecome part of the European Vietnam Golf Association’s championships.-VNA