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Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam-Romania Friendship Association (VRFA) held a get-together to mark the 98th National Day of Romania and the 25th founding anniversary of the association.

Addressing the event, VRFA Chairman Tong Van Nga congratulated Romania on the great achievements the country has made during the struggle for national independence as well as in the current socio-economic development.

In 2016, Romania’s GDP growth reached 5 percent, the highest level in the European Union, and its per capita income hit 20,000 USD per year.

He said that the traditional friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Romania are based on mutual respect and understanding. Romania has trained more than 3,000 Vietnamese students and post-graduates who greatly contribute to Vietnam’s socio-economic development, culture, education and diplomacy.

According to Romanian Ambassador to Vietnam Valerriu Arterni, the VRFA has served as a bridge for the two countries’ enterprises to meet and enhance business and investment collaboration.

The association has regularly organised people-to-people exchange activities and arranged visits by Vietnamese alumni in Romania to their former schools, he added.

He expressed his hope that based on the existing traditional friendship, the cooperation between Vietnam and Romania will develop sustainably in the future.-VNA