A number of photos and books about Eva Peron, Ambassador of Peace, are on display in Hanoi from December 17-21, offering the public a glimpse of a legendary figure in Argentine politics on the occasion of the 40 th anniversary of Vietnam–Argentina diplomatic ties.

Usually referred to as Evita, Maria Eva Duarte de Peron (1919-1952) was the second wife of Argentine President Juan Peron and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death.

She was adored by Argentine people for her fight for women’s suffrage and improving the lives of the poor.

Eva Peron has also become a part of international popular culture, most famously as the subject of the musical Evita (1976).

On the occasion, her autobiography “The Reason for My Life” was also introduced to visitors.

As part of the anniversary celebrations, Argentine film week and tango dance performances will also be held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.-VNA