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Exhibition features photos, documentaries on ASEAN Community

An exhibition on photos and reportage – documentary films on the ASEAN Community opened in the southern province of Dong Nai on September 24.

The four-day event showcases more than 300 photos along with nearly 60 reportage and documentary films that won prizes or entered the final rounds of international competitions organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications.

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

Vice Chairwoman of Dong Nai provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Hoa Hiep said the exhibition is an occasion to popularise and enhance cooperation between Vietnam and other ASEAN members. It is also a chance to help local people gain insight into the Community and introduce Dong Nai’s development potential to visitors.

According to Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Hoang Vinh Bao, the display reflects Vietnamese people’s willingness to join hands in building the ASEAN Community, which is an achievement of 50 years of cooperation among all member states, with Vietnam recognised as an important factor contributing to the bloc’s solidarity and unanimity.

After the event, all the photos and reportage – documentary films will be presented to the Dong Nai provincial People’s Committee to continue serving communications 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.