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Art exhibition promotes understanding among Mekong nations

Fifty oil paintings depicting cultural features and social activities of people living along the Mekong River in Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand are on display at an exhibition which opened in the Lao capital city of Vientiane on August 3.

The art works were created by ten artists from the three Southeast Asian countries.

Oganised by the Lao national art association, the exhibition has been an annual event between Thailand and Laos.

This is the first time Vietnam has joined the event, which aims to connect cultures of communities living along the Mekong River, while bolstering mutual understanding among the countries.

The event offers opportunities for artists from the three countries to exchange experience, and open up cooperative orientations.

The exhibition will run until August 18.