(VNF) - From May 29th to June 4th, Vietnamese people are having a chance to enjoy Colombian photo and handicraft exhibition in an exchange programme by the Embassy of Colombia in Vietnam at the Vietnam Exhibition Centre for Culture and Art (2 Hoa Lu Street, Hanoi).
Chargé d’affaires of Colombia to Vietnam, Claudia Liliana Zambrano Naranjo and Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien cut ribbons to kick start the exhibition.
The event, as one of the event to celebrate the Pacific Alliance Week, drew the participation of many high level government officials, ambassadors and officials of diplomatic missions in Vietnam along with countless art-lovers and international friends.
The exhibition is displaying award-winning photos from five outstanding photographers who have succeeded in capturing the beauty of Colombia’s music and communal spirit.
Speaking at the opening address, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien highly appreciate the initiative of the Colombia Embassy in conducting the event to help strengthen friendship, cooperation, promote trade and culture exchange between Vietnam and Colombia.
The exhibition, takes visitors to a journey through the geography of the Andean country and its different identities, conveying the soul of artists and artisans as well as the Colombian people’s admiration and affection for Vietnam, said Chargé d’affaires of Colombia to Vietnam, Claudia Liliana Zambrano Naranjo.
“Colombia's perse culture is a product of its unique history, and its African, European and Native Indian influences. This time, the Embassy uses photos and handicraft products as a tool for disseminating our culture, while sharing similarities, also shows differences,” she said.
She also recalled that the official visit to Colombia by Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh in 2016 and the Cultural Exchange Programme for the period 2017-2019 signed between Vietname and Colombia during the visit.
The exhibition will help enrich Vietnamese people's knowledge and foster their understandings of the Colombian exotic cultural identity and value, she noted.
Handicrafts, including jewellery, hand-woven carpets and dresses, and knitted hats and baskets, made by Colombian artisans.
The event also features 41 handicrafts, including jewellery, hand-woven carpets and dresses, and knitted hats and baskets, made by Colombian artisans.
Colombian handicrafts are world-renowned. Throughout its history, the country’s ethnically perse population has enriched Colombia with a wide range of cultural expressions in music, art and literature, which can be admired in museums, art galleries, libraries and public spaces./.
One of the photos at the exhibition.