Exhibition highlights Vietnam-Indonesia diplomatic ties hinh anh 1Ambassador Hoang Anh Tuan (M) at the exhibition (Source: VNA)
Many valuable photos, pictures and documents featuring the relationship between Vietnam and Indonesia are on display at an exhibition in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta.

The exhibits capture historic events in the two countries’ diplomatic ties, including late President Ho Chi Minh’s visit to Indonesia in February 1959, the full text of the first Indonesian President Soekarno’s speech at a banquet for President Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnamese beloved leader’s acceptance of an honorary doctorate degree at Bandung-based Padjadijaran University.

Mustari Irawan, Director-General of the National Archives of Indonesia (NAI), said the traditional cooperation between Vietnam and Indonesia has developed strongly over the past time, especially after the two countries lifted their relationship to a strategic partnership during the official visit to Indonesia by President Truong Tan Sang in June 2013.

Reviewing developments in the bilateral ties, Mustari Irawan noted his belief that the collaboration will continue to prosper in various fields ranging from economics, politics, national defence and security to culture and tourism.

Hailing the NAI’s efforts in collecting and preserving such documents, Ambassador Hoang Anh Tuan stressed the need for better affiliation between the two nations and their archives agencies in organising such activities as exhibitions to promote the land, people, culture and socio-economic achievements in each country as well as their friendship and cooperation.

The Vietnamese booth makes up the largest room of the international exhibition on diplomatic ties and the archives week 2015 which also highlights the relations between the host country and other nations like Serbia and those of the Non-Aligned Movement.

The event runs from October 21-28.-VNA