Hanoi (VNA) –
A Colombian photo and handicraft exhibition opened in Hanoi on May 29, as part of the two countries’ cultural exchange programme for 2017-2019.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien lauded the Colombia Embassy’s initiative to organise the event, saying that it helps strengthen friendship and cooperation, and promote trade and cultural exchanges between the two nations.

The exhibition also helps Vietnamese people better understand the cultural diversity of the South American country, he added.

Meanwhile, Colombian Charge d’affaires to Vietnam Claudia Zambrano expected that the exhibits would convey to visitors the soul of artists and artisans as well as the Colombian people’s admiration and affection for Vietnam.

Running until June 4 at the Vietnam Exhibition Centre for Culture and Art, No 2 Hoa Lu Street, the exhibition is displaying award-winning photos from five outstanding photographers who have succeeded in capturing the beauty of Colombia’s music and communal spirit.

The event also features 41 handicrafts, including jewellery, hand-woven carpets and dresses, and knitted hats and baskets, made by Colombian veteran artisans.-VNA