Photo Exhibition Highlights Natural Beauty of V4 Countries in Ho Chi Minh City

The exhibition aims to promote the Visegrad Group as an attractive touristic and business destination for Ho Chi Minh City.

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Visegrad Group Countries Introduce Photos of Natural Treasures in HCM City
Representatives of Embassies of the V4 countries and delegates at the event. Photo: HUFO

An opening ceremony to celebrate the launching of a photo exhibition on the natural treasures of the Visegrad Group (V4) (Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia) in Ho Chi Minh City, was held on May 25.

The event was jointly organized by the Hungarian Consulate General in HCM City and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities under the Vietnam National University HCM City, reported VNA.

Attending the opening ceremony of the photo exhibition were Szilvia Szojka – Consul General of Hungary in Ho Chi Minh City, Lucas Musil – Deputy Diplomatic Representative of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Vietnam, Beata Osinska – Second Secretary, Polish Embassy in Vietnam, Ivana Judiskova – Consul of the Embassy of Slovakia in Vietnam, Agustaviano Sofjan – Consul General of Indonesia in HCM City and some representatives of the Consular delegation in the city.

Do Viet Ha – President of HCM City Union of Friendship Organizations (HUFO), Pham Doc Diem – Deputy Director of the city’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Dr. Le Hoang Dung – Vice-Rector of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities also attended the opening ceremony.

Visegrad Group Countries Introduce Photos of Natural Treasures in HCM City
Foreign diplomats and local officials took part in the event. Photo: HUFO

On display are 60 photos of animals, plants and landscapes of the Visegrad countries, which were taken by famous photographers of the Association of Hungarian Nature Photographers, the Slovak Association of Wildlife Photographers, the club of nature photographers of the Czech Republic, and the Polish Association of Nature Photographers.

In her speech at the opening ceremony, Hungarian Consul General in HCM City Szilvia Szojka emphasized that, as the president of the Visegrad group for the 2021-2022 term, Hungary has arranged many activities to introduce the cultural, culinary value, and cooperation of the Visegrad countries to Vietnamese people and international friends in Vietnam.

This is one of the practical activities to strengthen economic, cultural, educational, and tourism cooperation among Visegrad member countries and between the group and Vietnam, she added.

The Natural Treasures of the Visegrad Group Nature Photo Exhibition is open to the public and ongoing until June 1 at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Dinh Tien Hoang Street, HCM City.

Visegrad Group Countries Introduce Photos of Natural Treasures in HCM City
The exhibition showcases the natural beauty of the Visegrad Group through 60 photographs. Photo: hcmussh.edu.vn.
Visegrad Group Countries Introduce Photos of Natural Treasures in HCM City
The candid photos often displayed serene moments of beautiful tranquility and intimate snapshots of animals, evoking the undisturbed natural world’s spectacular vitality and beauty. Photo: hcmussh.edu.vn.
Photo Exhibition Highlights Natural Beauty in Visegrad Group Countries in HCM City
Lakeland of Brodnica by Miron Bogacki of Poland.
Photo Exhibition Highlights Natural Beauty in Visegrad Group Countries in HCM City
In the storm by Jakub Mrocek of Slovakia.

Celebrating its 31st anniversary in 2022, the Visegrad Group, the cooperation platform of the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary, is one of the most effective and successful regional cooperation formats in Europe.

The V4 group – named after the historical Hungarian town, Visegrad, north of Budapest on the Danube – was established in February 1991, among erstwhile Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland. Since Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993, the group became an association of the four nations.

The Hungarian presidency of the Visegrad Group for 2021/2022 has chosen the motto “Restart Europe.” One of its objectives is to help re-launch the region and Europe after the pandemic, with an emphasis on sustainability, climate policy and green economic transition.

In April, the Consulate General of Hungary and the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations also organized a V4 Jazz Quartet Concert and gastronomic event on the occasion of the 2021/22 Hungarian Presidency of the Visegrad Group.

Hannah Nguyen