The Vietnamese Embassy marked the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Kuwait, Ambassador of Vietnam to Kuwait H.E. Professor Dr. Nguyen Hong Thao hosted a reception at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on 27 January. Members of the diplomatic corps, Kuwaiti officials, Vietnamese nationals and the media attended the function.
A photo exhibition was organized that displayed the major events marking Kuwait-Vietnam diplomacy, including images of an official visit to Vietnam by then Kuwaiti Prime Minister H.H. Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah in May 2007. The official visit to Kuwait by Prime Minister of Vietnam H.E. Nguyen Tan Dzung in March 2009 and the official inauguration of the Embassy in Kuwait in 2003 were also portrayed in the exhibition.