Outstanding pieces of art painted by renowned Vietnamese and Norwegian artists are being displayed in Norway’s Baerum city.

The works, which celebrate the beauty of Vietnam, form an exhibition that will run from April 11 through to May 3. The show has been co-organised by the Baerum Kistforening Art Association and Vietnamese-born architect Le Tan Sitek, who has worked determinedly to strengthen art exchanges between the two countries.

Speaking at the event, the Baerum Council’s Morten Skauge said the exhibition presents an opportunity to bring Vietnamese art and beauty closer to Norwegians, thus consolidating the friendship and cooperative ties between the two nations.

The Vietnamese Ambassador to Norway, Le Thi Tuyet Mai, remarked that the event coincides with the official visit of Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg to Vietnam, as well as the 40th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Reunification (April 30, 1975).

Vietnam and Norway established diplomatic ties on November 25, 1971. In late 2014, Vietnam offered visa exemptions to Norwegian visitors so that they are allowed to enter and stay in Vietnam for up to 15 days without visas, regardless of passport type and purpose of visit.-VNA