Exhibition features traditional Lunar New Year paintings of VN, China hinh anh 1Chinese Minister of Culture Luo Shugang presents a gift to Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien (Source: VNA)

Beijing (VNA) – Paintings capturing Vietnamese and Chinese folk culture and traditional New Year (Tet) festival are on display in Beijing, China, starting from January 8.

The exhibition is jointly organised by Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST) and China’s Ministry of Culture.

The opening ceremony was attended by MoCST Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien, who is on an official visit to the country, Vietnamese Ambassador to China Dang Minh Khoi, Chinese cultural officials, among others.

Addressing the event ceremony, Director of the MoCST’s International Cooperation Department Nguyen Trung Khanh said the event is expected to raise the awareness among Vietnamese and Chinese people of the significance of the biggest traditional festival of the two nations.

Through the event, visitors will see the similarities in cultural and historical values of Vietnam and China, which have helped consolidate the growing friendship between the two nations, Khanh said.

The exhibition runs until January 15.-VNA