Vientiane (VNA) – A fine art exhibition was kicked off in Vientiane on June 12 to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties (Sept. 5).

It also marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty on Amity and Cooperation (July 18). 

The opening ceremony was attended by Lao Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdala and Minister at the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos Hoang Xuan Hai, among others.

On display are 70 new painting, graphic and sculpture works by Vietnamese and Lao artists.

The exhibits feature the love for the countryside and people, culture, heritage, national building and defense, and spiritual beliefs.

Jointly organized by the Vietnamese and Lao Fine Art Associations, the exhibition will run until June 16.-VNA