The Vietnamese Consulate in Perth, Australia, in conjunction with Curtin University, held a seminar to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Australia diplomatic ties on July 18.

The event attracted many well-known Australian politicians and researchers, representatives of Vietnamese and Australian agencies and Vietnamese students in Australia.

Addressing the seminar, Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia Hoang Vinh Thanh reviewed important milestones in the two countries’ relations, affirming that the bilateral relationship is on a development trail, from politics, security and economics to people-to-people diplomacy.

He expressed his belief that the Vietnam-Australia strategic partnership will be further boosted and gain more successes.

During the seminar, participants heard speeches on the Vietnam-Australia relationship over the past 40 years as well as future development prospects.

Talking to Vietnam News Agency’s correspondents in Australia, Vietnamese Consul General to Perth Le Viet Duyen said that a wide range of activities have been organised to celebrate the occasion, including exhibitions featuring Vietnamese contemporary art.-VNA