Vietnamese embassies in foreign countries organised events in celebration of the 69 th anniversary of National Day (September 2).

Speaking at the ceremony in Bangkok, Ambassador Nguyen Tat Thanh said he was proud of the great achievements the Party, State and people gained in the field of nation-building and defence. He highlighted the time-honoured relations between Vietnam and Thailand since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1976.

The diplomat confirmed that Vietnam always actively supports regional linkages via multi-lateral channels, such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), and considers building and consolidating strategic trust a crucial contribution to maintaining peace, stability and maritime security and safety in the region.

During the event in Tokyo, Ambassador Doan Xuan Hung spoke of the milestones in Vietnamese history and highlighted the significance of National Day.

In an interview with the Vietnam News Agency, Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Hirotaka Ishihara conveyed his congratulations to Vietnam on the occasion of National Day. He stated that his government is considering relaxing visas for Vietnamese nationals.

Meanwhile, the delegates gathered in Canberra sampled Vietnamese traditional dishes and visited a photograph exhibition on the beauty of Vietnam’s geography and people.

Addressing the event, Ambassador Luong Thanh Nghi said Australia is now Vietnam’s eighth largest trade partner, ranking 21 st amongst the countries and territories investing in Vietnam.

He spoke highly of the positive contributions of the Vietnamese community to Australia’s multiculturalism and expressed his thanks to the Australian Government’s valuable support for the community.

The same kind of event was also held in Romania, China, the Republic of Korea and the Czech Republic to mark National Day.VNA