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Vietnamese history, development achievements introduced in Argentina

The Vietnamese Embassy in Argentina and the Argentina-Vietnam Culture Institute (ICAV) on October 1 held a talk with trainees of Argentina’s National Defence College about the history of the past national liberation struggle and current construction and development of Vietnam.

ICAV Vice President Ezequiel Ramonneda, who is also an expert of Vietnam and Southeast Asia, briefed participants on the history, nation, people and culture of Vietnam.

He highlighted the milestone of the Vietnam’s revolution in August 1945 when the Vietnamese people, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Ho Chi Minh, successfully regained the government.

On September 2, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence, marking the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and opening a new development period for the nation, he noted.

Ramoneda also underlined the strength from the desire for peace, patriotism and solidarity of Vietnamese people.

He said that after national reunification, Vietnam has recorded great achievements in overcoming war aftermaths and developing the economy, especially after applying the “Doi moi” (reform) policy and driving development towards industrialisation and modernisation.

Meanwhile, Ambassador Dang Xuan Dung reviewed Vietnam-Argentina relations over the past 45 years, affirming that the ties have been expanded in many areas, especially after they upgraded the bilateral relationship to comprehensive partnership in 2010.

The two sides have made regular delegation exchanges, while signing various agreements in many areas, thus raising two-way trade to nearly 3 billion USD in 2018, he said.

The ambassador held that there is much room for both sides to further develop their partnership in the future.

During the programme, a number of documentary films on Vietnam’s struggle for liberation as well as the image of Vietnam during the reform period and socio-economic achievements of the country were screened.