|Diplomacy in action: Indian Ambassador to Viet Nam Preeti Sara (first left) and Le Thanh Liem (second left), vice chairman of the city's People's Committee, view the exhibition titled India – Viet Nam: For Peace and Development at the War Remnants Museum. — VNS Photo
HCM CITY (VNS)— An exhibition reflecting diplomatic relations between India and Viet Nam opened yesterday at the War Remnants Museum in HCM City.
Indian – Viet Nam: For Peace and Development was jointly organised by the Consulate General of India in HCM City and the museum to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh, 70th anniversary of Viet Nam National Day, and 43rd anniversary of full diplomatic relations between the two countries.
It showcases 73 documentary photos and 160 published photos on official visits and trips held by Vietnamese and Indian leaders from 1954, depicting the support of Indian people during Viet Nam's revolution for independence.
The highlight of the exhibition is a series of photos about President Ho Chi Minh to India in 1958. The President had meetings with Indian leaders, scholars, cultural experts, students and people.
Press articles on the President's visit published by Vietnamese and Indian newpapers are also displayed.
A collection of books on Indian culture and poems on President Ho Chi Minh are included as well.
All exhibits are prepared and provided by the India – Viet Nam Solidarity Committee, and institutes and press in India.
Le Thanh Liem, vice chairman of the city's People's Committee, said at the exhibition's opening: "The exhibition gives young generation a deep understanding about the diplomatic relations between Viet Nam and India."
Indian Ambassador to Viet Nam Preeti Sara said the Indian and Vietnamese youth generation played an important role in promoting the relations of two countries.
The exhibition, which will end on October 30, can be seen at 28 Vo Van Tan Street in District 3. — VNS