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Exhibition on Việt Nam-Russia relations opens

Update: June, 22/2017 - 16:52
Assistant minister for foreign affairs Phạm Sanh Châu speaking at the opening ceremony of the exhibition. —Photo
Viet Nam News

MOSCOW — A photo exhibition titled Việt Nam – Country and People opened on Tuesday in Moscow, Russia.

The event is co organised by the Russian Journalists’ Union, Russia-Việt Nam Friendship Association, Association of Russian Việt Nam War Veterans and Russian International Cooperation Organisation.

The event attracted Phạm Sanh Châu -- assistant minister for foreign affairs, secretary-general of the Việt Nam National Commission for UNESCO and representative of the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia – as well as associations, organisations and Russian and Vietnamese students.

The exhibition features more than 100 photos provided by the Vietnam News Agency, which focus on four main themes -- Việt Nam on the international integration path; Việt Nam-Russia strategic partnership relationship; Việt Nam, country and its people; Spratly and Paracel archipelago and the continuous sovereignty implementation of Việt Nam in the East Sea through different periods of history.

Photos exhibited are carefully selected to reflect the important landmarks of Việt Nam during the cause of integration, diversification, and multilaterialisation in the foreign affairs policies of Việt Nam. These photos document significant events in the Việt Nam-Russia relationship.

The exhibition also presents characteristic images of the country’s landscape, its multi-coloured cultural traditions, military potential and the sovereignty protection of Việt Nam over the Spratly and Paracel archipelago.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the exhibition, Valery Nikiforov, director of the photography centre at the Russian journalists’ union, spoke highly of Việt Nam’s development and integration over the years and affirmed that the Việt Nam-Russia relationship has been built over a long friendship.

The exhibition introduces Việt Nam to the Russian audience, describing it as a country of heroic people who fought determinedly against French colonialism and America imperialism to gain independence, as well as a country with stable politics and one of the leading economies in Southeast Asia, Nikiforov said.

“This exhibition is especially meaningful as it is held to celebrate the upcoming visit of Việt Nam President Trần Đại Quang to Russia. It is also meaningful for the people of Moscow as Việt Nam is a nice destination and our people will enjoy visits to Việt Nam,” Nikiforov said.

“Through the photographs exhibited today, the audience will get an opportunity to see a reformed Việt Nam with comprehensive economic development and international integration. Personally, I see other perspectives. It is the depth of the friendship between the two countries, a level that very few countries have,” Phạm Sanh Châu said.

The event is on until July 2. — VNS

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