The Vietnam Embassy marked the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Kuwait by holding a photo exhibition in association with Kuwait’s National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL).
The exhibition, which was held under the patronage of the Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, was held at the Ahmed Al-Adwani Art Gallery on 17 January. The event was attended by Eng. Ali Hussein Al-Youha, Secretary General NCCAL, representatives from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, members of the diplomatic corps, Vietnamese nationals, students as well as media personnel.
Ambassador of Vietnam to Kuwait H.E. Professor Dr. Nguyen Hong Thao gave a speech where he discussed the major events marking Kuwait-Vietnam diplomacy, which were portrayed in the photographs.
He said, “This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Kuwait. In the past 40 years there have been frequent exchanges of visits by top officials from both sides which helped strengthen the understanding and cooperation between the two countries. Vietnam and Kuwait are also committed to enhancing the political relations that happily exist between the two countries and creating a firm foundation for further development of relations in other spheres such as economics, investment and trade.”
The Vietnamese ambassador led Kuwaiti officials on a tour of the photo exhibition that included images of 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.