Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Sept. 1 hosted a banquet in honour of the diplomatic corps in Hanoi, to celebrate the 66 th anniversary of Vietnam’s August Revolution and National Day (Sept. 2).

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong joined a large number of foreign ambassadors, charges d’affaires and head representatives from international organisations at the event.
Speaking at the function, PM Dung said that under the leadership of the Party and President Ho Chi Minh, the Vietnamese people had united to gain a miraculous victory in August 1945, and gave birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, bringing the country into a new era of independence, freedom and social progess.

He said that over the past 66 years the Vietnamese people have overcome numerous difficulties and hardships to secure and maintain national independence and reunification.

The Government leader went on to highlight the significant achievements recorded by the Vietnamese people between 1986 and now which, he said, have helped improve the country’s socio-economic performances and firmly keep political stability, creating a firm foundation for the process of industrialisation and modernisation.

National Day this year followed the success of the 11 th National Party Congress and the first session of the 13 th National Assembly, the PM said, underling the need to curb inflation, stabilise the macroeconomy, ensure social welfare and maintain a reasonable growth rate.

The Vietnamese people wished to continue receiving valuable support from international friends to fulfil set tasks and targets, he said.

On the occasion, the Government leader conveyed his sincere gratitude to diplomatic corps and international organisations for their precious support, saying he believed that they would work as a firm bridge to boost relations between Vietnam and international friends.

El Houcine Fardan, Morocco Ambassador to Vietnam , on behalf of the guests, congratulated the Vietnamese Government and people on their National Day.

The diplomat said that Vietnam would successfully address socio-economic issues, implement the development strategy for 2011-2020 and continue its efforts towards national construction, development and modernisation.

The international community strongly supported Vietnam ’s socio-economic targets and in the fine relations between the country and other countries and international organisations, he said./.