Photo exhibition in HCM City spotlights 50-year Vietnam-India diplomatic ties hinh anh 1At the opening ceremony of the photo exhibition. (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – A photo exhibition on the five-decade journey of the Vietnam – India diplomatic relations (January 7, 1972 - 2022) opened at the Ho Chi Minh City Museum on January 7, aiming to help people gain better understanding on the countries’ traditional friendship and cultural similarities.

On display at the event are 100 black and white photos regarding the nations’ friendship as well as their diplomatic-cultural-educational relationship reflected in HCM City. The photos capture visits exchanged by Indian and Vietnamese leaders like President Ho Chi Minh (in India, 1958) and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru (in Vietnam, 1954).

The exhibition also introduces bilateral cooperation activities across all spheres, including economy, politics, defence, security, trade-investment, science-technolgy, and culture, among others.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Huynh Thanh Lap, Chairman of the municipal Vietnam – India Friendship Association, said over the past time, India has always supported Vietnam’s causes of national construction and development.

Lap said despite the impact of COVID-19 in the past two years, the countries still sustained their high-level and all-level exchanges and issued the Vietnam-India Joint Vision Statement for Peace, Prosperity and People in December 2020.

The nations also gave each other valuable support to overcome the pandemic and recover their economies, including their agreements on opening direct flights between their capitals and big cities, he added.

Echoing the view, Indian Consul General to HCM City Madan Mohan Sethi hoped that the sides would further strengthen their collaboration in health, education, and culture, among others./.