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ASEAN-themed photos, documentaries on show in Khanh Hoa

An exhibition on photos and reportage – documentary films about the ASEAN Community opened in Nha Trang city, the central province of Khanh Hoa, on October 25.

The four-day event showcases 300 photos together with nearly 100 reportage and documentary films that won prizes or entered the final rounds of photo and reportage – documentary film festivals on the ASEAN Community held in Vietnam over the past years.

They depict the land and people of the ASEAN Community, as well as environmental protection and climate change response efforts by the 10 Southeast Asian nations.

In his opening speech, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Hoang Vinh Bao said Vietnam attaches great importance to the improvement of public awareness of ASEAN and the ASEAN Community.

He noted the display reflects the Vietnamese people’s willingness to join hands with their peers in the region in building the ASEAN Community – a people-centred community for peace, stability and development.

Vice Chairman of the Khanh Hoa provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Dac Tai said the display introduces the land and people of ASEAN countries to local residents, along with domestic and foreign visitors, thus helping enhance the mutual understanding, solidarity and friendship in the grouping.

It is also an occasion to popularise Dong Nai’s development potential to visitors, the official added.

After the event, all the photos and reportage – documentary films will be presented to the Khanh Hoa provincial People’s Committee to continue serving communication campaigns about the ASEAN Community, especially in 2020 when Vietnam will chair the bloc.

Founded in 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) groups 10 member countries, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.