The Vietnam-France Friendship Association held a number of arts and cultural activities at the Palace of Culture in Tremblay les Villages in France from April 3-5. They included screening films on Vietnam’s countryside and its people, a display of traditional handicrafts, silks, pottery and foods. The exhibition left hundreds of visitors with a good impression of the country. The event aimed to help French people understand more about Vietnam and its people and enhance the friendly relationship between the two countries. The money raised from the exhibition will be spent on assisting disabled people and war victim. Established in 1992, the Vietnam-France Friendship Association has about 150 members, including many French people. The association’s humanitarian activities have focused on public health, education and vocational training in the provinces of Ha Tay, Bac Ninh, Hai Phong, Thanh Hoa, Vinh and Hue. The association has held a lot of such activities highlighting Vietnam in France and has used the funds to buy medical equipment for disabled people throughout the country. It has also assisted the country’s students to study in France and has created links between local public health services in both countries.