Exhibition highlights Vietnam-Cambodia ties hinh anh 1Visitors at the exhibition (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – An exhibition themed “Vietnam - Destination of Cambodia in 2017” opened in Cambodiana hotel of Cambodia’s capital city of Phnom Penh on December 18 as part of activities to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic ties.

The two-day event drew Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Hoang Vinh Bao, Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Art Khim Sarith, Vietnamese appointed Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh, representatives from embassies of countries in Cambodia and the Vietnamese community in the country.

Addressing the opening of the exhibition, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Hoang Vinh Bao said that the event aims to give visitors an overall view on the political, cultural, economic and diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Cambodia.

Nearly 300 photos and over 100 documents also introduced the culture, landscape and people of Vietnam in the integration and reform period, he said, adding that the organisation board hopes to bring Vietnam closer to Cambodian people, thus fostering the traditional friendship and all-round cooperation between the two nations.

Vietnam-Cambodia cooperation achievements and experience are also highlighted at the exhibition.

For his part, Khim Sarith said that this year, the exhibition is among major activities jointly held by both countries to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic ties, which helps forge connectivity and exchange between the two peoples.-VNA