The Vietnamese Consulate General in Perth, Australia has held a ceremony in Darwin city in the Northern Territories (NT) on August 22 to celebrate Vietnam’s 69th National Day (September 2).

Many high-ranking officials and parliamentarians of the NT attended the August 22 event, along with members of the public, including both international friends and overseas Vietnamese living in Australia.

In his speech, Consul General Le Viet Duyen recalled the great achievements of the Vietnamese people over the past 69 years.

He expressed his appreciation for the relationship between Vietnam and Australia, voicing his conviction that mutual ties will be strengthened further in the time to come.

The consul acknowledged that the establishment of the Vietnamese Consulate General in Perth has contributed to a closer relationship between the two countries.

NT Chief Minister Adam Giles congratulated the Vietnamese Government and people on this occasion, stating that he highly values the successful efforts Vietnam has undertaken to build the country and boost national development. Furthermore, he expressed his appreciation for the links between his country and Vietnam, particularly between Vietnamese partners and the NT.

In recent years, cooperation between Vietnam and the NT in the fields of economy and education has seen remarkable developments.

The two sides reached agreements on the production of dragon fruit in the NT and the export of buffalos from the NT to Vietnam. A large number of Vietnamese students are currently studying at educational institutions in the NT, a trend which is expected to further increase in the future.-VNA