Photo exhibition on Hugo Chavez Frias opens in Hanoi hinh anh 1Hugo Chavez Frias at an event in 2012 (Source: Xinhua/VNA)

 Hanoi (VNA) – A photo exhibition on the life and career of late Venezuelan Commander-in-Chief Hugo Chavez Frias opened in Hanoi on March 5 on the occasion of his fifth death anniversary.

The event is being co-organised by the Venezuelan Embassy in Vietnam and the Vietnam-Venezuela Friendship Association (VVFA). On display are also photos featuring the friendship, solidarity and cooperation between Vietnamese and Venezuelan people and leaders

Chavez founded the Revolutionary Bolivarian Movement in his youth in the early 1980s and became President of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013.

Speaking at the event, Venezuelan Ambassador to Vietnam Jorge Ronon Uzcategui emphasised that Chavez will be remembered with his struggles for justice, freedom and dignity of people.

Vice President of the VVFA Le Duy Truyen said the late Venezuelan President gave special sentiments to the land and people of Vietnam, and greatly contributed to consolidating the friendship, solidarity and cooperation between the two countries’ people.

Vietnam persistently supports the cause of national construction and development of the Venezuelan people, he said, adding that the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations and the VVFA always stand side by side with the Venezuelan people and do their utmost to contribute to enhancing the Vietnam-Venezuela relationship. -VNA