The Vietnamese culture and traditions have been brought closer to Iranian people at a week-long exhibition entitled “Vietnam of Today” which opened in Tehran on May 24.

Jointly held by Vietnamese Embassy in Iran and the Islamic Culture and Relations Organisation (ICRO), the exhibition has been arranged to commemorate the 125 th birthday of the late President Ho Chi Minh and 40 years of the diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Iran.

In his opening remark at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Iran Nguyen Hong Thach said that friendship relations between Vietnam and Iran have been growing in the past years and he hopes the exhibition will give fresh impetus to other cultural exchanges between two countries.

Meanwhile, a representative from the Art and Cultural Organisation of Tehran Municipality said that cultural linkage via activities such as the on-going exhibition, creates precious opportunities for people of the two nations to learn about each other’s culture.

On the occasion, the Vietnamese Embassy in Iran and the tourism development company under the Iranian Cultural Heritage Handicrafts and Tourism Organisation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on promoting tourism collaboration.-VNA