Addressing the opening ceremony, Beketzhan Zhumakhanov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Vietnam, said that, twenty years ago, at the initiative of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Nursultan Nazarbayev, Astana city became the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Over the years, Astana has been a major symbol of independence and a factor in Kazakhstan’s successful development. Astana has now become a dynamic, modern and competitive capital city in Asia and Europe, the ambassador added. Photos at the exhibition are the result of a long-term exploration by Kazakhstani photographers, helping the people of Hanoi to appreciate Kazakhstan’s new perspective, in addition to the beauty and diversity of nature in Kazakhstan. The exhibition also introduces photos of Astana’s modern appearance, unique buildings and cultural works in the city over the past two decades. Visitors at the exhibition will also have an opportunity to watch a video about Astana and enjoy performances, songs, melodies on Kazakhstan.