The Vietnamese contemporary lacquer painting exhibition 2011 opened on April 22 in Beijing , China .

Attending the opening ceremony were Vietnamese Envoy to China Nguyen Vinh Quang, Deputy Director of the Fine Arts and Photography Department, under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam Nguyen Trung Nhat, along with Chinese officials and guests.

Speaking at the ceremony, Quang said that the exhibition was a periodical fine arts activity to further strengthen traditional friendship between Vietnam and China .

It contributed to promoting cultural exchange and cooperation in all fields, and fostering the comprehensive strategic cooperation partnership between the two countries over recent times, he added.

Showcasing 40 lacquer paintings by 26 popular painters from the capital city of Hanoi, the exhibition conveyed a message of friendship and solidarity to spectators as well as Chinese people, to take relations between the two countries to new heights./.