The culture, society and people of the ASEAN countries will be the focus of an exhibition to be held at the Vietnam National Library.

Entitled ASEAN Cultural Space, the exhibition will display 1,000 documents including photos, paintings, books and newspapers in different languages. The exhibits were selected from the 2.5 million documents stored in the library.

Visitors will learn about the founding of the ASEAN community and the co-operation between the ASEAN countries in different fields such as politics, economy and culture.

The research of Vietnamese scholars on the cinematography, literature, architecture, dance and music of these regional countries will be presented.

The highlight of the exhibition will be documents that express the friendship between Vietnam and other ASEAN countries, and their consistent support to Vietnam in protecting its sea and island sovereignty.

The exhibition will also reflect Vietnam's achievements in economy, culture, education, health and international co-operation since the renewal process began in 1986.

The exhibition will run from August 28 to September 15.-VNA