Source: Saba, 15/01/2011
Paris- French artists have said during opening of the artistic exhibition " Yemen in French eyes" held in the French city of Toulouse that Yemen is a beautiful and safe country unlike the erroneous image promoted by the media.
The exhibition has been opened by Deputy Mayor of Toulouse, with participation of four French artists, who expressed in more than 400 paintings and artwork their impressions of what they saw during their visits to Yemen, including stunning views, natural environment, customs, traditions, folklore, architecture and other unique scenes.
The French artists visited Yemen last year at an invitation of the Tourism Promotion Council during the Sana'a Tourist Summer Festival and held the exhibition "Yemen in European eyes".
In a statement to Saba, the Cultural and Tourism Advisor at the embassy of Yemen in France expressed his thanks to the Mayor of the city and its cultural center, saying that this event reflects the Promotion Council's efforts in the hosting of the artists in last year.
The exhibition, which will last till March 20, was visited by many intellectuals and inhabitants of the region who have expressed their happiness and admiration for what they saw in it.