Consul General Nguyen Thanh Mai (middle) and Vietnamese painters (Photo: 

Speaking at the event, Deputy Mayor of Nanjing city Hu Wan Jin stressed that apart from marking International Women’s Day, the exhibition aims to introduce unique products and highlight diversified cultural landmarks of countries in the Southeast Asian region.

The exhibition attracts 22 female painters from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar, with more than 40 works.

At the opening ceremony, Consul General Nguyen Thanh Mai highly appreciated the idea of organizing the event aiming to honour women at Zhong Hua Men ancient citadel, a 600-year historical relic of Nanjing, China.

Ms. Nguyen Thanh Mai also hoped the exhibition and similar exchanges will contribute to further tightening the friendship relations, strengthening mutual understanding between people from Southeast Asian countries and Chinese people.

There are four female Vietnamese painters participating in the exhibition: Nguyen Thi Tam, Tran Thuy Linh, Huynh Phuong Dai Trang and Viet Kim Quyen, with eight works created in 2017.

After visiting the exhibition, the Thai Consul General to Shanghai praised the works by female Vietnamese artists with harmonious colours, attractive content.

The exhibition attracted a large number of visitors, including artists, students and visitors./.