An exhibition of historical photographs, themed “Indochina-France-Vietnam”, opened to the public at the Museum of Living History in Montreau Park, Montreuil city, France.

The exhibition was jointly organised by the French Living History Association and the Vietnamese Embassy in France with assistance from Montreuil city and Seine-Saint-Denis province authorities.

Ninety-five percent of the items are on display to the public for the first time. They include photos and items of Vietnamese soldiers as well as posters that illustrate the support to Vietnamese people’s struggle.

They do not only evoke Vietnam’s historical periods but also reflect the traditional relations and solidarity between the two countries during Vietnam’s struggle for independence in the past and the national construction at present.

All items are original and provided by researchers, journalists, amateur photographers and the French Communist Party.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, head of the Museum of Living History Frederick Genevee attached importance to the event in the France-Vietnam Exchange Year (2013-2014) to mark the 40th anniversary of their diplomatic ties and the signing of the Paris Agreement to end the war and restore peace in Vietnam.

The exhibition is also a meaningful event to the museum, where a “Ho Chi Minh Space” stores images and items relating to President Ho Chi Minh, he added.

The exhibition will run until July 14.-VNA