Romanian Ambassador to Vietnam Valeriu Arteni speaks at the event (Photo: dangcongsan.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam-Romania Friendship Association celebrated the 100th anniversary of Romania’s National Day (December 1, 1918 – 2018) in Hanoi on November 25.

At the ceremony, Chairman of the Vietnam-Romania Friendship Association Tong Van Nga praised Romania’s growth to become a modern country that actively integrates in European and global structures for peace and stability in the world.

He said despite the fact that Vietnam and Romania have witnessed the bilateral ties expanding across fields, their economic-trade cooperation still falls short of potential, with bilateral trade reaching just above 200 million USD in 2017.

Nga thanked the Romanian Government’s support and assistance towards Vietnam in its past struggle for national independence and current cause of national development, and toward Vietnamese expatriates living in the country.

He expected that the relations between the two countries and their people will further develop in the coming time.

Romanian Ambassador to Vietnam Valeriu Arteni said based on their historical similarities, the Romanian and Vietnamese people are getting closer and joining hands in boosting the friendship and multifaceted cooperation between the two nations.

Lauding the role of the Vietnam-Romania Friendship Association, the diplomat said its activities have become a bridge linking the Romanian and Vietnamese people and their nations.

Vietnam and Romania officially set up diplomatic relations in February 1950.-VNA