A Malaysia Day took place in Ho Chi Minh City on November 1, aiming to introduce the country’s distinctive identities to locals and strengthen the friendship between Vietnam and Malaysia.

The event showcased photos and documentaries on Malaysia’s land, people and culture. Visitors also had a chance to enjoy an arts programme performed by students from SMK Convent Kajang and Sri Cempaka schools.

Chairwoman of the Vietnam–Malaysia Friendship Association in Ho Chi Minh City Nguyen Thi Tuyet Nhung said that in the past 40 years, bilateral ties have seen unceasing development in various fields, which is treasured by both countries’ leaders and peoples.

Malaysian Consul General in HCM City Shazryll Zahiran expressed his belief that their relations will be reinforced both quantitatively and qualitatively, helping foster their strategic cooperation and heading towards the formation of an ASEAN community.

The day was held on the 40th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties by the Vietnam Unions of Friendship Organisations, the Vietnam–Malaysia Friendship Association and the Malaysian Consulate General in HCM City.-VNA