Embassies hold celebrations marking National Day

Saturday, 2016-09-03 11:45:07
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Delegates at the ceremony in Thailand
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NDO - The 71st anniversary of Vietnam’s August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2) was observed in several countries on September 2.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand held a ceremony with the participation of over 600 guests including representatives from Thai authorities, Vietnamese and foreign embassies and organisations in Thailand, and the Vietnamese community in the country.

Addressing the event, Ambassador to Thailand Nguyen Tat Thanh highlighted the historical significance of the August Revolution in 1945 and the National Day, opening up a new era of independence, freedom and happiness for Vietnamese people.

He reviewed major achievements of Vietnam during the past 71 years in all fields, as well as the country’s policy to strengthen co-operation with all countries in the settlement of issues on the basis of respect for international law, contributing to peace and development in the region and the world.

He expressed his belief that bilateral ties between Vietnam and Thailand would continue to thrive in the future.

A similar event was also organised in Canberra, Australia, on September 2 by the Vietnamese Embassy to celebrate Vietnam’s 71st National Day.

Ambassador Luong Thanh Nghi took the occasion to thank the support of governments, peoples, and organisations over the world for Vietnam’s past struggle for national liberation and current nation-building and development cause.

On the bilateral ties, he said two-way trade between Vietnam and Australia topped US$5 billion last year and is expected to grow in the coming years. Many progresses have been seen in education, aviation, culture, national defence and security.

The diplomat expressed his belief that with the firm foundation, the Vietnam-Australia comprehensive partnership would grow further.

Also on September 2, the Vietnamese Embassy in Cuba also hosted a feast in Havana to mark the event.

Vietnamese Ambassador Duong Minh thanked the international community and the Cuban people for their valuable support to Vietnam’s revolutionary cause. He also hailed the time-honoured solidarity, fraternal friendship and comprehensive co-operation between Vietnam and Cuba over the past 50 years.

Representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy and several local offices in Cuba also laid a floral wreath at the statue of the late President Ho Chi Minh in Havana.

Meanwhile, Ambassador to Egypt Do Hoang Long thanked the country’s support to Vietnam’s past struggle for national independence and reunification at a celebratory event on September 2.

He emphasised that Vietnam always considers Egypt as the most important partner in the Middle East and North Africa, and their relations have been thriving across the board, from politics, diplomacy, economics, culture, education to tourism.

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