Vietnam’s National Day celebrated abroad hinh anh 1Vietnamese Ambassador to Tanzania Nguyen Kim Doanh at the ceremony to mark the 72nd anniversary of Vietnam’s August Revolution Day (August 19) and National Day (September 2). (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in Tanzania organised a ceremony on September 2 to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of Vietnam’s August Revolution Day (August 19) and National Day (September 2).

Speaking at event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Tanzania Nguyen Kim Doanh recalled the nation’s glorious days 72 years ago when the country rose up against the French colonialists to gain independence under the leadership of President Ho Chi Minh.

He also informed overseas Vietnamese in Tanzania of the country’s economy, politics-security and external affairs in the first half of the year, as well as new development steps in Vietnam-Tanzania relations.

The ambassador lauded efforts made by the Vietnamese community to overcome challenges in the host nation while expressing his hope that more Vietnamese businesses will set foot in this potential market following achievements of Viettel Tanzania.

Historical images of President Ho Chi Minh reading the Declaration of Independence at Ba Dinh Square 72 years ago, officially giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, was screened on the occasion.

A similar ceremony was held by the Vietnamese Consulate General in Vladivostok city, Russia, on September 1, with the attendance of 200 guests and Russian frends.

Meanwhile, a football tournament called Vientiane Cup 2017 was organised on September 2, aiming to raise funds for disabled children, lonely elderly people and disadvantaged households in Laos. The move helps create good images of Vietnamese community among Lao friends.-VNA