Queen Elizabeth II (Source: ibtimes.com)
HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations and the Vietnam-UK Friendship Association in Ho Chi Minh City (VUFA-HCMC) on June 10 jointly held a ceremony to mark the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II and the 10th founding anniversary of the association.

Addressing the event, Chairman of the VUFA-HCMC Huynh Ngoc An expressed his respect for the Queen and extended the best wishes to her on the occasion of her 90 th birthday.

He highlighted the fruitful developments of the Vietnam-UK relationship across multiple cooperation areas, especially in economy, trade and education-training.

The fine partnership has also been evidenced through regular high-level visits with the most noteworthy being the visit to Vietnam by Prime Minister David Cemeron in 2015, he added.

An noted that since its inception 10 years ago, the VUFA-HCMC chapter has significantly contributed to enhancing the friendship between people in the Vietnamese southern metropolis and UK citizens.

UK Consul General in HCM City Ian Gibbons underscored Queen Elizabeth II’s great devotion and sacrifice to the UK, even at age 90.

Gibbons voiced his hope that the UK Consulate in the city and the VUFA-HCMC will step up their cooperation and support each other in activities aiming to bring the two countries’ people closer.-VNA