Vietnam’s National Day celebrated in France

Tuesday, 2019-09-17 13:17:44
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Politburo member and Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai speaking at the ceremony.
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NDO – The Vietnamese Embassy in France held a ceremony in Paris on September 16 to celebrate the 74th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day (September 2, 1945 – 2019).

The event saw the presence of Politburo member and Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai, National Secretary of the French Communist Party (FCP) Fabien Roussel, representatives from the French Government and parliamentary agencies and the Vietnamese community in France.

Addressing the ceremony, Politburo member Hoang Trung Hai highlighted the historical significance of Vietnam’s National Day, declared 74 years ago.

He noted that over the past seven decades, the Vietnamese people have gained success in the cause of national construction and defence as well as the doi moi (renewal) process to become one of the most dynamic and attractive economies in Asia, with an economic growth rate of approximately 7% per year.

Vietnam is also known as a reliable and responsible partner and friend of the international community. The country was elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2020-2021 term and will take over the Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2020, Hai said.

Regarding the relations between Vietnam and France, Politburo member Hai said that the two countries have a fine traditional friendship with many similar interests and great potential to enhance bilateral cooperation. 2018 marked the 45th anniversary of the diplomatic relations and five years of strategic partnership between Vietnam and France.

At the event, Politburo member Hai granted the Friendship Order under the decision of the Vietnamese President to French Ambassador Bertrand Lortholary, who has just concluded his term in Vietnam and contributed positively to strengthening the strategic partnership between Vietnam and France.

Politburo member Hai granted the Friendship Order to French Ambassador Bertrand Lortholary.

Delegates toasted Vietnam’s National Day and the bilateral Vietnam - France relations and enjoyed traditional art performances by Vietnamese artists.