Photo exhibition marks 55 years of Viet Nam-Cuba ties

Update: December, 03/2015 - 09:23
Cuban delegates visit photo exhibition entiled "Viet Nam - Cuba, 55 years of solidarity and co-operation" displayed in the Vietnam News Agency's headquarter in Ha Noi yesterday. The exhibition includes 55 photos marking milestones between the two countries' diplomatic relationship over the past five decades. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Duc
HA NOI (VNS) — A photo exhibition entitled "Viet Nam-Cuba, 55 years of solidarity and cooperation" was launched at the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) headquarters, 5 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Ha Noi yesterday.

The event is held to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the two countries' diplomatic ties.

On display are 55 colour and black-and-white photos by VNA reporters capturing milestones in Viet Nam-Cuba relations over the past 55 years.

Visitors are also offered a glimpse of Cuba's landscapes and people through the exhibited photos.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Cuban Ambassador to Viet Nam Herminio Lopez Diaz recalled the 55-year history of friendship between the two nations, saying that the fine relationship has been nurtured by Cuban national hero Jose Martin, former President Fidel Castro and late President Ho Chi Minh as well as generations of the two countries' leaders.

He also stressed the significant role played by Vietnamese and Cuban people, diplomats and journalists, particularly VNA staff, in deepening the bilateral ties.

For his part, VNA Deputy General Director Le Duy Truyen stated that the VNA has worked hard to contribute to developing Viet Nam-Cuba relations by its news products.

The agency has sent reporters to Havana and published news in Spanish, he noted.

He expressed his gratitude for Cuba's support for the activities of the VNA correspondents and the publication of news and Viet Nam Pictorial in Spanish in the country.

The exhibition will run through December 12.— VNS