An ASEAN photo exhibition in Hanoi (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – A photo exhibition on the ASEAN Community opened in Hanoi on August 5, as part of celebrations for the community’s first founding anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the bloc.

Hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communications, the event was within the working agenda of the National Steering Committee for ASEAN.

On display are sets of stamps, documentaries, and photographs chosen from photo and documentary contests themed: “ASEAN country, people”, “Climate change in ASEAN”and “Ethnic groups in ASEAN”.

There are 27 paintings which won an ASEAN junior drawing contest held by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, as well as books featuring ASEAN, Southeast Asia and Vietnam.

Speaking at the event, Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan said the ASEAN Community formation has shown the strong growth of ASEAN over nearly five decades of existence.

ASEAN did and will bring significant and practical benefits to its member states for the ultimate sake of regional people, he said.

Representatives from embassies, ministries and agencies attended the exhibition, which is expected to further strengthen understanding and solidarity among member states.

The exhibition will run until August 7.-VNA