Vietnam-Australia diplomatic ties marked in HCM City hinh anh 1At the celebration of the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-Australia diplomatic ties (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) –
A celebration of the 45th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Australia diplomatic ties was held in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25.

Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said the milestone has become more special when the two countries elevated their ties to strategic partnership in March this year.

Australia and HCM City have reaped a lot of significant achievements in their cooperation in the fields of trade, investment, education-training, culture and tourism.

At present, Australia is running about 180 investment projects in HCM City with total registered capital of nearly 190 million USD, Phong said.

HCM City established ties with Australia’s Northern Territory in 2014.

The two sides’ universities are actively implementing a number of cooperation projects, including the training of 500 masters and doctors for Vietnam’s southern economic hub.

The collaboration between HCM City and Australian localities will further develop in the coming time on the foundation of mutual trust and the strategic partnership, Phong said.

For his part, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Craig Chittick shared that this is a wonderful event to mark the 45-year-old diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Australia.

According to the diplomat, the celebration demonstrated the warm friendship between the two countries over the past years and the wish of Australian people to explore Vietnamese culture.-VNA