Polish Ambassador to Vietnam Barbara Szymanowska delivers a speech at the event (Photo: VNA).

 HCM City (VNA) – A ceremony was held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 18 to mark the 97th anniversary of Poland’s Independence Day (November 11, 1918).

The event, organised by the municipal chapter of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) and the Vietnam-Poland Friendship Association in HCM City, was attended by officials from State and municipal agencies, representatives from the Polish Embassy in Vietnam alongside many Vietnamese people who used to work and study in Poland.

President of the Vietnam-Poland Friendship Association Nguyen Dang Cuong highlighted the traditional friendship between Vietnamese and Polish people, which has been nurtured over the past more than 60 years.

Vietnamese people have special sentiment towards Poland and always remember the valuable assistance of the Polish Government and people in their struggle for national independence and freedom as well as current construction and defence.

The bilateral relations have been consolidated and furthered over the years, he said, expressing his belief that the friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between Poland and Vietnam will continue to thrive in the coming time.

Polish Ambassador to Vietnam Barbara Szymanowska said the relationship between Vietnam and Poland has grown closer since they established diplomatic ties in 1950, adding that she hopes the bilateral friendly rapports will develop in a sustainable manner.-VNA