The exhibition, “ Mexico , country of colours” with 30 photographs taken by Ricardo Espinosa opened in Hanoi on February 18 to herald Mexico Year in Vietnam .

The display is a vivid presentation of the cultural identity and history of a country full of colourful festivals.

The Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Huynh Vinh Ai highlighted recent steps taken in bilateral relations, especially in art and culture.

He said he believed that the exhibition would lead to a stronger friendship and more understanding between the two nations, which are far away in distance but have many similarities in culture and history.

The Mexican Ambassador Sergio Rivadeneyra said that the photos highlight the attraction of Mexico ’s beauty spots, architecture, art, festivals, traditional culture and customs.

He also presented the Vietnamese National Library with a collection of books in Spanish by Mexican authors.

The exhibition will last until Feb. 25./.