Vietnam’s National Day marked in Australia, Argentina hinh anh 1In Argentina (Source: VNA)
The Vietnamese Consulate General in Sydney, Australia, hosted a ceremony in New South Wales state marking the 70th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day (September 2) on August 21.

Addressing the function, Consul General Hoang Minh Son reviewed achievements Vietnam has made over the past 70 years, especially since 30 years of renovation that has lifted Vietnam from an underdeveloped to a middle-income country.

Vietnam will continue to be a friend and trustworthy partner of countries, an active and constructive member of the international community, Son stated.

On the bilateral ties, he said two-way trade between Vietnam and Australia topped 4.8 billion USD and is expected to grow in the coming years. Many progresses have been seen in education, aviation, culture, national defence and security.

Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka, for his part, hailed Vietnam – the third largest importer - as the fastest-growing export market of Australia among ASEAN member states.

He also lauded across-the-board links between the two nations, particularly in education and tourism, saying that more and more Vietnamese are seeking education in New South Wales state.

On August 20 in Argentina, the Argentina-Vietnam Cultural Institute and Vietnamese embassy hosted a talk in Buenos Aires capital city on the current developments of Vietnam.

Participants watched two short films about Vietnam’s war consequences and socio-economic achievements.-VNA