A photograph exhibition featuring the solidarity between Vietnamese and Italian people during the 1960-1970 period was opened at the Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi on September 25.

The three-day event is organised by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) in conjunction with the Vietnam-Italy Friendship Association (VIFA) and the Italian Embassy in Vietnam.

VIFA Secretary General Nguyen Van Nam spoke highly of the strong support from the Italian people to Vietnam’s struggle for national independence and reunification, noting that Italy was one of the first European countries to recognise the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam nowadays.

Nam also expressed his hope that Vietnam-Italy strategic partnership will create new prospects and opportunities to further promote comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, for mutual interest of the two people as well as for peace and friendship between other nations around the world.

Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Lorenzo Angeloni highlighted the significance of the photo exhibition, saying that the event demonstrates closely connections between the two countries from the past to present and towards future.

It also helps younger generations understand more about international solidarity among nations over the world in fighting for global peace, friendship and cooperation, he added.-VNA