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HCM City (VNA) – A ceremony to mark Bulgaria’s 138th Liberation Day (March 3) was held in Ho Chi Minh City on March 4 by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations and the Vietnam-Bulgaria Friendship Association in the city.

Addressing the event, Bulgarian Trade Counselor in Ho Chi Minh City Oleg Marinov appreciated the love of people in Vietnam, and Ho Chi Minh City in particular for Bulgaria’s nation and people.

He affirmed that March 3, 1878 was an important day in Bulgaria’s history, when the country restored its freedom.

Vietnam and Bulgaria set up their diplomatic ties on March 7, 1950.

Over the past few years, the two countries have exchanged many high-ranking delegations and signed numerous cooperation agreements, laying down a foundation for their long lasting, sustainable connections.

Two-way trade has experienced an increase of 15-20 percent a year recently.-VNA