Exhibition marks 40 years of Vietnam-India diplomatic ties

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A special exhibition to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-India diplomatic relations opened at the Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi on August 10.

Called "Quan he hop tac Viet Nam - An Do: Doan ket, hop tac, phat trien" (Vietnam-India partnership: solidarity, cooperation, development), the exhibition showcases nearly 200 photos, documents, and artifacts reflecting the long-lasting friendship between the two countries.

It also highlights the special relationship between President Ho Chi Minh and former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Vietnamplus reported Friday.

The show, organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Indian Embassy in Hanoi, will remain open until August 16.

It consists of four parts: introduction on the history of relations between Vietnam and India; visits of the two countries' leaders since 1950s; daily life and activities of Vietnamese and Indian people; and cultural shows held to mark the Year of Vietnam-Indian Friendship being observed this year.

The exhibition also includes a screening of a documentary film on the President Ho Chi Minh's trip to India.

Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae said more cultural and commercial activities will be held this year in the capital of Vietnam, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate the Year of Vietnam-India Friendship as well as to commemorate the 20th anniversary of India-ASEAN relations.

These include an art camp, painting exhibition, seminars on Cham civilization and the two countries' strategic partnership.

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