These exhibits, preserved by Vietnam and provided by the Consulate General of France in HCM City, reflect the planning and construction of Sai Gon and French architecture in the period. 

Addressing the opening ceremony, Deputy Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen stressed that as a remarkable cultural activity for domestic and international visitors, the exhibition is also expected to contribute to expanding friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and France in the coming time. 


In his speech, Vincent Floreani, French Consul General to HCM City, highly valued the cultural and historical significance of the exhibition, which features the cultural diversity of Saigon-HCM City - a valuable treasure that needs to be preserved and promoted by next generations. He added that the event also shows Vietnam’ and France’s efforts in promoting their bilateral relations.

Jointly held by Ho Chi Minh municipal People’s Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs and Consulate General of France in HCM City, the event aims to mark the 320th anniversary of Saigon-Cho Lon-Gia Dinh-HCM City (1698-2018) and the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-France diplomatic ties.

It is also an activity to welcome French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe to the city on his official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Source: VNA

Translated by Tran Hoai