An art exhibition entitled ‘Ho Chi Minh: A Legendary Man’ kicked off in Saint Amand Les Eaux on March 4 in commemoration of the late president's 115th birthday. It drew a large number of visitors despite bad weather.
On display are more than 50 oil and lacquer paintings, photos and posters of President Ho Chi Minh which were collected by Dr Jean Michel Damien during his working mission to Vietnam.
Mayor Alain Boquet of Saint Amand Les Eaux city said at the event that the exhibition was an opportunity for people to remember the late President Ho's life and revolutionary cause, which has been part of the long-standing Vietnam-France friendship. He said he hoped that the two countries' relations would continue to develop.
His view was echoed by Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Dinh Bin. He said President Ho was the first to lay a foundation for a friendly relationship between Vietnam and France.
Reprinted with permission from Nhan Dan Newspaper