The Hanoitimes - On August 28, more than 300 photos and 60 documentary films featuring ASEAN countries and people are being showcased at an exhibition that opened in the northern province of Ninh Binh.
The works were chosen from the final round of festivals of photos, reportage and documentary films in 2010 on the peoples in ASEAN Community, in 2013 on environment and climate change in ASEAN Community, and in 2015 on ethnic groups in ASEAN Community, all held by the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Exhibition features photo and documentary about nations, peoples in ASEAN Community.
The works highlighted the beauty of the nations, people, culture of ASEAN countries, the Community’s efforts in environmental protection, climate change response, and ethnic groups in ASEAN.
The exhibition also introduces ASEAN’s common stamp and seal. The event is expected to give visitors a better understanding of the culture and peoples of ASEAN countries, helping the nations become closer. It will last until August 31. After, all the exhibits will be presented to the Ninh Binh People’s Committee to serve the community.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is a regional intergovernmental organisation comprising ten Southeast Asian states which promotes Pan-Asianism, intergovernmental cooperation and facilitates economic, political, military, educational and cultural integration amongst its members and Asian states. Since its formation on 8 August 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, the organisation's membership has expanded to include Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
Its principal aims include accelerating economic growth, social progress, and sociocultural evolution among its members, alongside the protection of regional stability and the provision of a mechanism for member countries to resolve differences peacefully. ASEAN is an official United Nations Observer. Communication by members across nations takes place in English.