Art performance at the event (Source: VNA)

Jakarta (VNA)
- The Embassy of Vietnam in Indonesia hosted a ceremony in Jakarta on September 4 to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day (September 2, 1945 - 2018).

Speaking at the event, Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh highlighted the major achievements recorded by Vietnam after 32 years of its renewal process, especially in economic development.

In 2017, Vietnam recorded an economic growth of 6.8 percent, the highest since 2010. The disbursement of foreign direct investment (FDI) hit 17.5 billion USD, up 10.8 percent. The country raked in 214 billion USD from exporting goods in the year, up 21 percent year-on-year.

Vietnam is moving to promote industrialization and modernization, and expand international integration, he said, adding that the country is also working hard to build a constructive government to serve people and businesses though creating legal frameworks and favourable conditions for investment and development.

The diplomat also emphasised the traditional friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Indonesia, affirming that the two sides have exerted efforts to further step up their cooperation, thus bringing benefits to their people.

Vinh took the occasion to congratulate Indonesia on its successful hosting of the recent Asian Games 2018.

Addressing the event, Chairman of the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board Thomas Lembong congratulated Vietnam on the National Day.

He stressed that Vietnam, from a poor country that suffered from the devastation of wars, has now become a typical example of dynamic and successful development.

The official wished the bilateral relations would continue to be further strengthened in the time to come and benefit the two peoples.-VNA