Exhibition on Vietnam - India friendship opens in HCM City hinh anh 1Visitors at the exhibition. (Photo: VNA)

Some 73 documentary photos and 160 publications featuring the friendly relations between Vietnam and India are being showcased at an exhibition opening in Ho Chi Minh City on August 28.

The exhibition, themed “Vietnam and India - For Peace and Development”, was jointly held by the Consulate General of India in Ho Chi Minh City, the War Remnants Museum and the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. It is part of activities to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the National Day and the 43rd anniversary of Vietnam-India diplomatic relations.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Preeti Saran highlighted the cultural and economic links between the two peoples since the 2 nd century, adding that strategic relations have covered defence, trade, investment, education, human resources and science and technology.

She expressed her hope that the two countries would work to foster their relations, given the great untapped potential cooperation.

Meanwhile, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem underscored that relations between the two countries have deepened in the past four decades while expressing gratitude to India for its support for Vietnam during the nation’s struggles for independence and development.

He said that the exhibition will help younger generations gain a deeper understanding of the growing relations of the two countries.

The event will run until October 30.-VNA