Exhibit on Cuban friendship opens

The opening ceremony of an exhibition entitled, “The intimate friendship between Viet Nam and Cuba” to mark 45 years of the establishment of the Cuban Committee of Friendship with Vietnamese People was held this morning at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City.

Mr. Nguyen Kha Lan offers flowers to Mr. Enrique Roman Hernandez at the opening ceremony (Photo: PL)

Present was Mr. Nguyen Kha Lan, director of the museum and Mr. Le Tan Thanh, deputy director of the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr. Enrique Roman Hernandez, first president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples and Ms. Eliana Hernandez, consul general of the Republic of Cuba in Viet Nam.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Kha Lan expressed his heartfelt thanks to the Consulate General of Cuba and the Cuban Committee of Friendship with Vietnamese People for having offered the museum on several occasions many valuable photos, graphics, materials and documents related to Cuban people’s support given to the Vietnamese people during the American War.

“During the American War, Cubans whole-heartedly gave their spiritual and material assistance to the Vietnamese people as they understood the historical meaning of Viet Nam’ struggles against the enemy for freedom.” Lan said. “Cuba is the first country to establish a friendship committee with Viet Nam and the Cuban Committee of Friendship with Vietnamese People was established on Sept. 25, 1963.”

Mr. Roman Hernandez (in suit)watches the exhibits (Photo: PL)

“In recent times, despite the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba, Cubans have continued to help the Vietnamese people to heal war from the war’s aftermath,” added Lan.

On display is a collection of 60 photos and graphics that demonstrates the solidarity and friendship between the Cuban and Vietnamese people during the past 50 years. It will help foreign and local viewers understand more about the relationship between the parties and governments of the two countries as well as the friendship between the Cuban and Vietnamese people.

The city’s Stamp Collection Association is displaying 50 Cuban and Vietnamese stamps at the exhibit.

After the exhibit, Cuban committee will donate the whole collection to the museum.

The exhibition will close on Sept. 26. The museum is located at 28 Vo Van Tan, District 3. 

By Phuong Lan

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