24/08/2015 16:19 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Ceremony celebrates National Day in Argentina

Buenos Aires, August 24 (VNA)- The Vietnamese Embassy in Argentina and the Communist Party of Argentina co-hosted a grand ceremony in Buenos Aires on August 22 to mark the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2).

At the event, representatives from the A rgentine Movement of Solidarity with Cuba, political and social organisations in the country, parliamentarians and diplomats together watched a documentary film highlighting great efforts made by the Vietnamese people during the resistance war against French colonialism.

The film recalled the moment of September 2, 1945 when President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence founding the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and historical fights during the Dien Bien Phu Campaign in 1954, which ended the French colonial rule in Vietnam.

Speaking at the ceremony, Poldi Sosa, Chairperson of the Argentina-Vietnam Cultural Institute stressed that Vietnam is an epitome of enduring fighting spirit for independence, freedom, and sovereignty and territorial integrity safeguarding, noting that solidarity and strict discipline were one of the important factors that helped Vietnam gain victory over its aggressors.

Meanwhile, Juan Minghetti, a representative of the Communist Party of Argentina, praised the Vietnamese people for their determination to defeat all invaders in the past as well as to develop the country today.

For his part, Ambassador to Argentina Nguyen Dinh Thao affirmed that the August Revolution opened the era of independence, freedom and socialism in Vietnam and contributed to promoting the movement of oppressed nations worldwide.

He also briefed participants on important milestones in Vietnam’s revolution cause and the country’s socio-economic development achievements, especially its reform (Doi moi) process.
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