The Iranian Embassy in Vietnam on September 25 hosted a reception to mark the 40 th anniversary of Vietnam-Iran diplomatic ties.

Addressing the event, Iranian Ambassador Hossein Alvandi Behineh thanked the Vietnamese people for their support for Iran over the past time.

He stressed that the two countries’ diplomatic ties have been established on the basis of mutual respect and consolidated by the two peoples’ aspirations, for their common benefits and for peace in the region and the world.

On behalf of the Vietnamese Government, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat expressed his delight at the fine development of the bilateral relationship since the two countries established their diplomatic ties on August 4, 1973.

He said that the two countries still hold huge potential in cooperation, suggesting both sides further boost their relations in order to practically contributing to each country’s development.

The same day, Iran ’s Homayoun band entertained Hanoi audiences with the country’s traditional music at the Hanoi Opera House. They will also perform at the Hanoi University of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Vietnam National Academy of Music on September 26 and 27.-VNA