30th anniversary of Vietnam-Ukraine diplomatic ties marked in Hanoi hinh anh 1Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Chairwoman of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – A ceremony took place in Hanoi on January 21 to mark the 30th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Ukraine (January 23, 1992 – 2022).

The event was co-organised the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO), Vietnam-Ukraine Friendship Association (VUFA), and Ukrainian Embassy in Vietnam.

In his remarks, Chairman of the VUFA Dang Van Chien said since the establishment of the ties, the bilateral friendship and cooperation have grown robustly, particularly in trade, economy, agro-fishery, garment-textiles, machinery production, technology transfer, and tourism, among others.

Generations of Vietnamese always remember Ukraine’s valuable support toward Vietnam during its struggle for independence in the past as well as national construction and development, Chien said.

Currently, Vietnam is among the top five biggest partners of Ukraine in Asia. Ukraine houses about 1,400 Vietnamese students and some 10,000 Vietnamese expatriates.

Chien noted that his association, set up in January 12, 1995, has made significant contributions to fostering the solidarity, traditional friendship, and cooperation between Vietnamese and Ukrainian people.

Attending the ceremony, Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Chairwoman of the VUFO, expressed her belief in future growth of the ties thanks to the nations’ potential, strengths, efforts, and determination.

Natalya Zhynkina, Ukrainian Chargé d'Affaires to Vietnam, affirmed Ukraine stands ready to be a trustworthy partner of Vietnam in Europe.

The Ukrainian Embassy in Vietnam is willing to support the VUFA in organising exchanges and friendship activities between the two peoples./.