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Photo exhibition highlights Vietnam-Chile ties    
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Mar 26 2019

NDO – A photo exhibition themed “Vietnam today and Vietnam-Chile relations” opened at the headquarters of the National Congress of Chile in Valparaiso, on March 20, in the presence of a number of Chilean MPs, the Vietnamese community in Chile, and chief representatives of some foreign embassies in the country.

The event is being jointly held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Chile, the Chile-Vietnam Cultural Institute and the Chile-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarian Group.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Karol Cariola, president of the Chile-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarian Group, stated that Vietnam is a shining example for nations worldwide of how to overcome difficult times in history to regain independence and freedom, as well as for its active development and extensive international integration today.

She expressed her wish to continue coordinating with the Vietnamese Embassy and the Chile-Vietnam Cultural Institute to organise activities to advertise and enhance Chile-Vietnam people-to-people exchanges, while sharing solidarity between the two countries, which was demonstrated with the march of Chilean students and workers in the 1970s to show support and call for peace for Vietnam.

Karol Cariola, president of the Chile-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarian Group, speaks at the event. (Photo: VNA)

For his part, Vietnamese Ambassador to Chile Nguyen Ngoc Son voiced his gratitude for the close support and coordination of the National Congress of Chile, the Chile-Vietnam Cultural Institute and the Chile-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarian Group in organising the photo exhibition week at the headquarters of the Chilean parliament, a well-known place in the country.

He emphasised the significance of the event, which is being held on the 48th anniversary of Vietnam-Chile diplomatic ties (March 25, 1971-2019) and the 50th anniversary of the historic meeting between late Chilean President Salvador Allende and President Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi in May 1969.

The ambassador affirmed that the photos on display demonstrate the profound, close and strongly growing relations between the two countries, which have become a comprehensive partnership, while showing that Vietnam today has become a peaceful and hospitable country on the momentum of rapid development and extensive international integration.

At the exhibition, guests had the chance to enjoy some typical Vietnamese dishes and listen to songs featuring Vietnam and President Ho Chi Minh, such as “The right to live in peace” composed by Victor Jara and “Ho Chi Minh” by musician Rolando Alarcón.

After the opening ceremony, Ambassador Nguyen Ngoc Son held a meeting with Senator Alfonso de Urresti, Vice President of the Senate of Chile, to discuss orientations for parliamentary cooperation between the two countries and measures to accelerate the Vietnam-Chile comprehensive partnership.