Vietnam acknowledges Russian veterans’ support hinh anh 1At the treat for Russian veterans (Source: VNA)

Moscow (VNA)
– The people of Vietnam never forget Russian friends’ contributions to their great victory against the US troops, a Vietnamese diplomat in Russia said.

Lai Ngoc Doan, head of the department for Vietnamese community affairs at the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia, met with nearly 100 Russian veterans who assisted Vietnam during the anti-US war in Moscow on August 5.

The event was organised by the embassy to mark the first victory of Vietnam against the US air force on August 5, 1964.

President of the Association of Russian Veterans Nikolai Kolesnik hailed the significance of the meeting held annually over the past 52 years, saying that it contributes to consolidating the friendship and cooperation between the two nations as well as educating patriotism among young generations.

Participants enjoyed art performances by local Vietnamese artists featuring the friendship between Vietnam and Russia.-VNA