Painters at the event (Photo: VNA)

The exchange camp took place in an atmosphere of friendship, and the painters from the two countries had the opportunity to exchange and share knowledge in the field of painting.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh stressed that India has a great culture, which is a source of inspiration for many painters and artists.

He said that the participation of Vietnamese painters and photographers in the event aimed to contribute to the comprehensive strategic partnership, which was established during a visit to Vietnam in September 2016 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, because the cultural sector has been identified as one of the pillars of this relationship.

On this occasion, the Ambassador wished the painters and photographers to continue to compose memorable works, and wished that the friendship and the relations between the two countries, especially the cultural relations, will further develop.

Painter Luong Xuan Doan, Deputy Head of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association, expressed his admiration for the Indian culture and was deeply moved by the solemn reception by Indian friends.

He also thanked the Vietnamese Embassy for trusting Vietnamese artists to successfully organize a large-scale painting and photo exhibition in India. This is the first of a series of activities in 2017 to mark 45 years since the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the two countries.

He also added that the Vietnamese artists would make further efforts to bring works imbued with Vietnamese soul and identity to Indian friends in particular and international friends in general.

Earlier, on January 4th, at Centrix Arts Centre in New Delhi, Vietnamese painters and photographers also had a meeting with Indian artists.

On January 8th, the painters taught painting for children of staff from the Vietnamese Embassy and representing agencies in India.

They also organize a painting and photo exhibition in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on January 9th -11th./.