The Vietnamese Embassy in Russia hosted a reception to celebrate the 67th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (Sept. 2) in Moscow on August 22.

Addressing the function, Ambassador Pham Xuan Son highlighted the significance of the two events to Vietnam’s history, helping opening up a new era to the country and people.

He emphasised the traditional friendship, cooperation for mutual benefits and the comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and Russia, which have been consolidated and strengthened, demonstrated by the recent visit to Russia by Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang.

The diplomat also expressed his hope that the Vietnamese-Russian relationship will further develop, making a contribution to peace, stability and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific.

Russian Foreign Deputy Minister Igor Morgulov spoke highly of Vietnam’s achievements in the fight against foreign aggressors in defence of national sovereignty, freedom and independence as well as in national reconstruction.

Vietnam is a dynamically developing country, a member with high prestige and respect in the international community, he said.

The official said he believed that the friendship, mutual assistance and trust, regular political dialogues at all levels, comprehensive cooperation and partnership between Vietnam and Russia will be enhanced with greater achievements.-VNA