Exhibition on "National flowers of ASEAN member countries" held


VGP - A painting exhibition under the themes “National flowers of ASEAN member countries” and “The colors of Ha Noi’s flowers” is taking place in Ha Noi, celebrating the 1,010th anniversary of Thang Long – Ha Noi and Viet Nam’s 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship.

The painting exhibition aims to introduce a new understanding and perception of the typical flowers of Southeast Asian countries to the people of Ha Noi and Viet Nam.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vu Ho, Head of Department of ASEAN Affairs under the MOFA, said that each ASEAN member country has its own symbolic flower. This exhibition offers an opportunity toall to exchange and further understand about the culture of each country in the bloc as well as expresses hope and confidence in an increasingly strong and cohesive ASEAN in the future, Ho affirmed.

Each national flower picture of each country has been carefully researched by the artists, as they have been learning about the unique culture and characteristics of each nation in the region, from which they reflected such cultural features by their richest, most uplifting and emotional colours by themselves.

The event was organised by the Department of ASEAN Affairs under the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in coordination with the People's Committee of Ha Noi’s Hoan Kiem District, with the participation of artists from the Viet Nam Art and Cultural Diplomacy Commission and the National Flower Painting Group.

The event runs until October 12./.

By Vien Nhu