Romanian Ambassador to Vietnam Valeriu Arteni speaks at the ceremony (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The 98th National Day of Romania (December 1, 1918) was marked with a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on December 10.

The event drew the participation of Romanian people in HCM City and many Vietnamese who used to study in the European nation.

Congratulating the Romanian people on their National Day, Nguyen Sy Thang, Chairman of the Vietnam-Romania Friendship Association in HCM City, thanked for their wholehearted assistance to his country during the fight for national reunification and the cause of development today.

More than 4,000 Vietnamese engineers and experts who received training in Romania are substantially contributing to national development, he said, describing them as a priceless asset of the two peoples’ friendship and cooperation.

In recent years, cooperation between Ben Tre province and Romania’s Tulcea city in biosphere conservation in submerged areas and eco-tourism, along with that between Hue and Iasi cities, between Da Nang and Timisoara cities, and between the PetroVietnam University and the Petroleum & Gas University of Ploiesti has been greatly helping to solidify bilateral relations in various aspects, he added.

Romanian Ambassador to Vietnam Valeriu Arteni expressed his delight at the growing all-round cooperation and traditional friendship between Vietnam and his nation.

The countries have organised many delegation exchanges between leaders of Parties, States, ministries and localities, thereby fostering the amity nurtured over the last 66 years, he said.

He highly valued the role of the Vietnam-Romania Friendship Association, which has worked effectively during the past 25 years to increase amity, mutual understanding, and economic, cultural, social and scientific-technological collaboration between the two sides.-VNA