During the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Consul General in Vladivostok, Nguyen Hoang Viet, highlighted the exhibition’s ability to showcase the beauty of Vietnam through the selected photos by the Vietnam News Agency. He emphasized the diligence, creativity, and hospitality of the Vietnamese people.

In addition to displaying scenic landscapes, the exhibition also focused on Vietnam’s achievements in socio-economic development and international integration. It highlighted the important milestones in the traditional friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Russia, including the Far East region, to increase awareness of the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership.

Konstantin Loboda, a representative of the Vladivostok administration, acknowledged the city’s role in promoting Russia – Vietnam friendship in the Far East region. He mentioned significant events in the bilateral relationship, such as the establishment of twinning relations between Ho Chi Minh City and Vladivostok ten years ago and the unveiling of the President Ho Chi Minh Monument in a square named after him in July 2019.

In addition, a segment of the documentary film “Two countries, One heart,” produced by Vietnam Television in early 2020 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties, was screened during the event.