Vietnam marks National Day with congratulations, celebrations abroad hinh anh 1The celebration in Jakarta on September 2 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Raul Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Cuban Councils of State and Ministers, has congratulated the Communist Party, Government and people of Vietnam on the 71st National Day (September 2, 1945).

He sent the congratulations to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on September 2.

In the message, he reiterated Cuba’s resolve to intensify the friendship and cooperation with Vietnam.

On this occasion, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez also extended the congratulations to Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, noting that the Caribbean nation is willing to do everything to reinforce the countries’ time-honoured amity.

On September 1, Abdel Aziz El-Sherif, a representative of the Egyptian Presidential Office, delivered President El Sisi’s congratulations to President Tran Dai Quang on Vietnam’s 71st National Day

The Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt held a celebration of the National Day in Cairo with the participation of Egypt’s Assistant Foreign Minister Yasser Morad, foreign ambassadors to the country and Vietnamese expatriates.

Ambassador Do Hoang Long reviewed the country's 71-year journey and thanked Egypt for supporting Vietnam during the period. He hoped that bilateral ties will be strengthened as the two countries share many similarities and boast cooperation potential in various fields.

Also on September 2, a celebration was organised in Jakarta by the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia. It also attracted local senior officials, foreign diplomats and Vietnamese people living in the country.

The Vietnamese people are proud of having a friend like Indonesia, Ambassador Hoang Anh Tuan said, adding that bilateral relations have been flourishing and were lifted to a strategic partnership in June 2013.

In his speech, Indonesian Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Hamonangan expressed his belief that bilateral traditional friendship and strategic partnership will continue to thrive for peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world.-VNA