As many as 185 paintings in various media by Vietnamese and Filipino students were on display at an exhibition at the Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City on Aug. 12.

All the works expressed aspirations for peace, friendship and advancement.

Among the exhibits was a painting measuring 3m x 5m, jointly painted by students from the two countries with the message of solidarity, friendship and cooperation.

The exhibition was part of celebrations of the 35 th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries./.