Vietnam workshop held in Argentina hinh anh 1International friends at the "Vietnam, Yesterday and today" seminar (Photo:VNA)  
A seminar entitled "Vietnam, Yesterday and Today" was held on August 16 in the General Rodriguez district of the Buenos Aires province under the auspices of the Vietnamese Embassy and Argentina-Vietnam Cultural Institute (ICAV).

The seminar opened with a documentary on the consequences of the Vietnam War and the disastrous effects of Agent Orange spread by the US forces during the war.

Ezequiel Ramoneda, a professor from the University of Salvador, spoke on the global context of the war in Vietnam and the influences of the war on peace lovers worldwide.

The Argentinean people had collected about 40 thousand signatures to request Washington end the war in Vietnam, he added.

For his part, President of ICAV Poldi Sosa highlighted the examples of heroism and unity of the Vietnamese in the past struggle for independence and recent socio-economic achievements.

Meanwhile, representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy gave participants an overview of Vietnam’s reform process. 

After 30 years of reform, Vietnam has moved up into the list of middle income countries with an average economic growth rate of 7 percent annually.

At the end of the meeting, participants watched a video titled "Vietnam Today" about the landscape, culture and people of the Southeast Asian country.-VNA