Exhibition celebrates Vietnam-Egypt friendship
Update: Oct 09, 2013
An exhibition featuring paintings by Egyptian artist Mohammed El-Ganainy opened on October 8 in Hanoi in observance of the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Egypt diplomatic relations.
The paintings on display feature the "Special Egypt" as interpreted by the famous Egyptian artist, who is a member of the Supreme Culture Council’s Visual Arts Committee and the International Exhibition Committee in addition to his role as visual arts general supervisor of the Dakahleya provincial administration.

El-Ganainy has conducted extensive important research on the visual arts and has held various individual and group exhibitions, which have met with great acclaim. He has won many domestic and international fine arts prizes.

Addressing the opening, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien said the painting exhibition is one of many cultural events held to bring the friendship and multifaceted co-operation between Vietnam and Egypt to a new height in a more effective and expansive manner.

"This is also a good chance for Vietnamese people to enjoy one of the best Egyptian paintings", added the deputy minister.

Over the past 50 years, Vietnam and Egypt have recorded achievements in strengthening their mutual solidarity and friendship. Particularly, the bilateral relations have entered a new period of development in the fields of politics, economics, diplomacy, culture and education, science and technology and tourism.

The exhibition, which is co-organised by the Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Egyptian Embassy in Hanoi, runs until October 13 at the Vietnam Centre for Culture and Arts Exhibition at No 2 Hoa Lu street, Hanoi.
Nhan Dan Online