The Vietnamese Consulate General in the US city of San Francisco, in coordination with local authorities, on September 5 organised a ceremony to hoist the Vietnamese national flag in front of the San Francisco Municipal Hall on the 68th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day (September 2).

On the occasion, Director of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of International Trade and Commerce Mark Chandle handed over to Consul General Nguyen Ba Hung the statement of the city and San Francisco County, signed by Mayor Edwin Lee, which declares that September 2, 2013 was chosen as the Vietnam-US Heritage and Friendship Day in the city and county.

Following the ceremony, the Vietnamese Consul General hosted a banquet to celebrate the 68th National Day with the participation of local authorities, diplomatic delegations and overseas Vietnamese.-VNA