Vietnamese Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau Tran Thanh Huan addresses a meeting in Macau (China) on September 2 to celebrate Vietnam’s 73rd National Day (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese community in Macau (China) held a meeting to celebrate Vietnam’s 73rd National Day on September 2, with the participation of Vietnamese Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau Tran Thanh Huan, officials of Vietnamese representative agencies in Hong Kong and local authorities.

Addressing the event, Huan reviewed Vietnam’s major achievements in socio-economic development as well as foreign relations and international integration over the past 73 years.

He underscored that the Vietnam-China relations have been reinforced and developed in recent years, with important progress in various fields. China has become the largest trade partner of Vietnam, while Vietnam is the biggest trade partner of China among ASEAN countries and the eighth largest in the world, Huan noted.

The diplomat lauded the efforts and contributions of the Vietnamese community in Macau to the country’s national construction, reminding them to continue promoting the traditional culture of Vietnam as well as mutual support, and joining hands to make their homeland more prosperous.

Meanwhile, head of the Mutual Support Fellow-Countrymen Association in Macau Tran Thi Thu said that the meeting was a chance for Overseas Vietnamese in Macau to remind themselves of the glorious tradition of the nation and the pride of the homeland as well as their responsibility to the motherland.

Also on September 2, a badminton tournament was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as part of the activities to celebrate the 73rd National Day, drawing a large number of Vietnamese people living and working in the country.

The annual event aimed to strengthen exchange and solidarity among the Vietnamese community in the country.

Players from the Vietnamese Embassy won the gold medal in the men’s duo category, while winners of the women’s duo were representatives from the Vietnamese community in Kuala Lumpur.-VNA