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Vietnam’s National Day marked across continents

Vietnam’s diplomatic missions in many countries have held ceremonies to celebrate the country’s 74th National Day (September 2, 1945-2019).

In Europe, the Vietnamese Embassy in Hungary held a banquet in Budapest on August 29, with the attendance of Deputy Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly Itsvan Jakab, Deputy State Secretary of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Andras Baranyi and over 200 guests.

In his speech, Vietnamese Ambassador to Hungary Nguyen Tien Thuc hailed Hungary for always considering Vietnam a priority in its official development assistance policy.

He said Vietnam hopes to receive further support from Hungary, nations and partners globally in the near future, especially at a time when Vietnam assumes ASEAN Chair and non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council next year, which is concurrent with the 70th anniversary of Vietnam – Hungary diplomatic ties.

Baranyi stated that the Hungary-Vietnam ties are now at its peak in the past decade, noting that the establishment of a bilateral comprehensive partnership with Vietnam was a special case in Hungary’s diplomatic history.

During a banquet in New Delhi, India on August 30, Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau informed guests about Vietnam’s socio-economic and external relation achievements over the past 74 years.

He called on countries to strive for peace, security, stability, development and prosperity in the region.

Indian Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy described Vietnam as an important partner of India and believed that bilateral ties will grow in the near future.

The Vietnamese Consul General in Vancouver, Canada also held a ceremony on the occasion.

At the event, Minister of State for Trade of British Colombia province George Chow hailed Vietnam as not only the largest trade partner of Canada in ASEAN but also a significant trade partner of the province. At present, British Colombia tops other Canadian provinces and territories in terms of exports to the Asian nation.-VNA/VNP