The presentation of the photo taken when the late Prime Minister Pham Van Dong inaugurating the Vietnamese Embassy building in France on April 29 in 1977. Photo:VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Forty black & white, and colour photos depicting the Vietnam Embassy headquarters in France captured by Vietnam News Agency reporters have been sent to an exhibition marking 40-year existence of the historical building.

The photos feature those taken on April 29 in 1977 when the late Prime Minister Pham Van Dong inaugurated the embassy building on 62 Boileau Street, 16th district, in Paris.

At a ceremony on March 30, Vietnamese Ambassador to France Nguyen Ngoc Son praised the VNA for promptly providing the photos in service of the embassy’s exhibition.

The diplomat emphasized the historical meaning of building, calling it a symbol of national unity and reconciliation.

The embassy headquarters moved to a new location on 61 Miromesnil, 8th district in May 2014. However, conference and reception rooms of the old building on Boileau Street are still used for important diplomatic activities.

The exhibition, which is scheduled to open on April 28, will also display photos provided by Vietnamese expatriates in the county.-VNA