Photo exhibition helps bring Vietnam, India closer

Tuesday, 2017-09-05 11:52:38
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Delegates cut the ribbon to launch the exhibition.
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NDO/VNA – Over 100 photos capturing the land and people of Vietnam are on display at an exhibition at the Punjab Kala Bhavan art gallery in India’s Punjab state.

The display, on show from September 3-5, is being held by the Vietnamese Embassy in India and Punjab’s Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs to mark the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and India.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Vietnamese vice Ambassador to India Nguyen Le Thanh highlighted the ancient cultural ties between the two countries, saying that the bilateral relations have developed well and India has proven itself a trustworthy partner of Vietnam.

The exhibition takes place with the two countries celebrating their one-year comprehensive strategic partnership, which was elevated in September 2016 during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Vietnam, and the 10th anniversary of their strategic partnership.

Thanh expressed her hope that the exhibition will help international friends, particularly those in Chandigarh city of India, understand more about Vietnam and its people, while bringing the two countries closer together.

She revealed that Vietnam’s VietJet Air is expected to launch a direct route to India’s Delhi city by the end of this year, aiming to strengthen connectivity between the two countries.

On September 3, the Vietnamese Embassy also opened a pavilion displaying 100 Vietnamese dolls at the International Dolls Museum in Chandigarh city.