The Vietnamese flag was raised together with the Australian flag on August 29 in a ceremony in New South Wales aimed at celebrating the 64th year of Vietnam’s National Day (September 2).

Addressing the ceremony held in Parramatta city, New South Wales, Lord Mayor Tony Issa praised the contribution made by the Vietnamese community to the development and cultural diversity of the city.

“Today is an opportunity for us in Parramatta to express our ongoing commitment to the country of Vietnam and to the city of Vung Tau, he said.

Vietnamese Consul General Vu Hong Nam said that the annual flag raising ceremony becomes the symbol of the friendship not only in the two cities but also the live symbol of friendship in the government level.

He also expressed his hope that Vung Tau and Parramatta will find more appropriate form of cooperation so the two sides could bring their sister relationship to the higher level, the level of mutual cooperation and assistance.

Many cultural and sports activities were held in Laos over the days by the Vietnamese Embassy and Vietnamese community to celebrate the August Revolution and National Day.

Among others were badminton, football, and petanque competitions./.