Nearly 100 photos reflecting the establishment and development of diplomatic ties and friendship between Vietnam and the United Kingdom are being showcased at an exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City from October 4-12.

Organised by the UK Embassy in Vietnam and the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), the event is part of activities to mark the 40 th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Themed “Vietnam-UK relations: from the past to the future”, the exhibition is to promote the mutual understanding and trust between Vietnamese and British people, strengthening their friendship, solidarity and bilateral cooperation.

The UK Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Douglas Barners said the photos captured important events in the Vietnam-UK relationship over the past 40 years, which fuel new developments in the future bilateral ties.

Many photos taken by the VNA’s London-based correspondents have reflected bilateral cooperation in a wide range of politics, economy, culture, education, science and technology.

It also reflects the UK today through lens of four photographers of different generations of the Vietnam News Agency.

The exhibition wil l run until October 12./.