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Eastern Vector: Vietnam expo opens in Minsk

MINSK, 29 July (BelTA) – The exhibition Eastern Vector: Vietnam opened in the Museum of the 1st Congress of the Russian Social and democratic Working Party in Minsk on 26 July, BelTA has learnt.

The expo is dedicated to the official visit of Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Tan Dung to Belarus on 15-17 May. The visit resulted in the signing of a number of agreements on the expansion of all-round cooperation between the states. A delegation of Vietnam paid a visit to the Museum of the 1st Congress of the Russian Social and democratic Working Party.

The exposition features photos of the visit of the Vietnamese delegation to Belarus as well as pictures related to Vietnamese architecture and culture, art objects related to the history and culture of this country. The National Library of Belarus exhibits here books of Belarusian writers and poets, translated into Vietnamese, as well as books of Vietnamese authors translated into Belarusian.

Attending the opening ceremony of the exhibition was Deputy Culture Minister of Belarus Vasily Chernik, Ambassador of Vietnam to Belarus Do Van Mai, representatives of the Foreign Ministry of Belarus, the National Art Museum of Belarus and the National Library of Belarus.

“Belarus and Vietnam enjoy close partner relations both in the economic and cultural areas,” the Deputy Culture Minister said. In his words, the exhibition demonstrates friendly relations that have been established between the two states and is a step towards even closer cooperation between Belarus and Vietnam.

There is a good ground for the development of the Belarusian-Vietnamese cooperation, the Vietnamese diplomat noted. “Strengthening of the relations based on friendship and respect is of great significance for Vietnam,” he stressed.

A film was screened at the opening ceremony telling about the history, culture and nature of Vietnam.

The exhibition will stay open until mid-August.