At the photo exhibition held to mark 45th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the Netherlands (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – More than 100 photos featuring Vietnam- Netherlands diplomatic relations and friendship as well as Vietnamese land and people are being displayed at an exhibition which opened at the Vietnamese Embassy in the Netherlands on November 15.

The event, jointly held by the embassy and the Ministry of Information and Communications, is part of activities to celebrate 45th anniversary of the diplomatic ties.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Hoang Vinh Bao praised the all-round cooperation between the two countries over the past 45 years.

Vietnam and the Netherlands have become friends and partners in many fields as they share a lot of similarities, he said, adding that achievements in the cooperative ties are the continuation of the trade relations between the two sides that date back 400 years ago when Dutch ships docked at Hoi An port in central Vietnam to exchange goods for rice and pepper.

Director for Asia-Pacific at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Peter Potman spoke highly of the exhibition, saying that the photos are vivid illustration for the sound Vietnam- Netherlands relations over the past more than four decades.

Also, he expressed his impression on Vietnamese culture, cuisine and stunning landscapes.

Together with the three-day photo exhibition, the Vietnamese Embassy in the Netherlands organised a food festival on November 17 to introduce Vietnam’s traditional dishes to international friends. -VNA