Young people to the exhibition (Source: CPV)The event is held by the National Archives of Vietnam under the Ministry of Home Affairs, in coordination with HCM city People’s Committee and the Consulate General of France in HCM city. It is part of the celebration of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the fifth anniversary of the Vietnam-France strategic partnership, and welcomes the official visit by French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe to Vietnam from November 2nd to 4th.
The exhibits include maps, administrative documents, and royal technical documents on the formation of Gia Dinh (HCM city at present) when Marquis Nguyen Huu Canh established territorial sovereignty in the South in 1698.
Photos of typical French architectural constructions built during the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century are on display, including images of iconic buildings like the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office.
The exhibition will run at Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, district 1, until November 24th./.