HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations and the Vietnam-Czech Friendship Association in Ho Chi Minh City held a meeting on October 25 to mark the 98 th anniversary of the Czech Republic’s National Day (October 28).

In his opening remarks, President of the Vietnam-Czech Friendship Association in HCM City Nguyen Muoi said Vietnamese people always keep in mind the material and spiritual support of people and the Government of the Czech Republic.

He highlighted the fruitful developments of the traditional friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries over the years, as evidenced by high-level visits by their leaders and cooperation agreements in culture, economy and trade.

Ngo Hong Chuyen, Consul General of the Czech Republic in HCM City, pledged to do his utmost to coordinate with the association in conducting people-to-people diplomatic activities and bridging the two countries’ people, contributing to consolidating and developing the bilateral ties.

The Czech Republic is one of Vietnam’s leading trade partners in central Europe with annual two-way trade reaching nearly 300 million USD.-VNA