The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien, Chairman of the VUFO Vu Xuan Hong and deputies of units and departments directly under the VUFO.
At the ceremony, Chairman Vu Xuan Hong said the VUFO chose typical 30 characters including international leaders and friends made great contributions to Vietnam’s past struggles for national liberation and construction.
Those portrayed in the paintings span senior political leaders, pilots, activists, writers, and journalists from Laos, Cuba, Britain, Japan, China, Chile, Australia, India, France, the US, Sweden, Cambodia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and Venezuela.
The exhibition is a part of activities leading up to the 5th National Congress of the VUFO, which will be held on December 30.
The oil paintings include portraits, as well as others depicting the lives and valuable contributions of 30 typical characters: Late General Secretary, Prime Minister and President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos Kaysone Phomvihane; late President of the Republic of China Mao Zedong; Former First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, former President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers Fidel Castro; Late King Norodom Sihanouk; Chile’s first socialist late President Salvador Allende; Late Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, and others.
The exhibition is at the VUFO headquarter, No 105A Quan Thanh street, Ba Dinh district./.