Visitors at the exhibition (Photo: VNA)

Prague (VNA) – A photo exhibition and seminar on late President Ho Chi Minh took place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on October 30, attracting 200 officials and guests from both nations.

The event marked six decades since the Vietnamese leader had held a State-visit to the East European country and 67 years since the two nations established diplomatic relations.

The exhibition featured photos sent from Vietnam and archived by different Bulgarian agencies. Also on display were photos on Vietnamese national protection and construction progress as well as ancient maps on Vietnamese sea and islands.

The seminar consists of two sessions on the late President and on Vietnam – Bulgaria ties.

In her opening speech at the seminar, Bulgarian Vice President Iliana Iotova said her mother, who was there during the time President Ho Chi Minh had visited Bulgaria, and her generation held respect and admiration for the man over his humility and how he spent most of his time here meeting locals and visiting schools and farms.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Bulgaria Nguyen Thi Hong Oanh stressed Bulgaria was among the first 10 countries supporting the late President’s message sent to the world in 1950 that Vietnam would set up diplomatic ties with any nations which respected equality right and Vietnam’s territorial sovereignty.

The seminar saw Vietnamese and Bulgarian experts discussing bilateral cooperation in trade, commerce, and culture as well as people-to-people exchange via social organisations.-VNA