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Photo exhibition nudges Italy closer to Vietnamese people

Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Enzo Moavero Milanesi, who is on a three-day visit to Vietnam, on May 8 cut the ribbon to open the “Twilight Skylines from Police Helicopter” photo exhibition at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.

The event, organised by the Italian Embassy in Vietnam in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Ho Chi Minh City, is within the framework of the promotion programme “Vivere all’ Italiana” (Italian-style Living), funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Expressing his delight at opening the exhibition, Milanesi said that the photos, taken by renowned photographer Massimo Sestini, featured Italia’s beauty at dawn and sunset.

According to Pham Duc Hai, Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council, the exhibition will help bring images of Italy closer to Vietnamese people in the context that the two countries are enjoying sound strategic relations.

He said that the visit to Vietnam by the Italian minister will lay the foundation for the two nations to improve their bilateral ties.

The exhibition will run until May 20 at Tan Son Nhat Airport, after that the photos will be displayed at the Reverie Sai Gon Hotel until June 30. They will be introduced to Hanoians in July.