Vietnam's National Day marked in Buenos Aires hinh anh 1Ambassador Dang Xuan Dung (Photo: VNA)

Buenos Aires (VNA)
– The Vietnamese Embassy in Argentina on September 5 organised a ceremony in Buenos Aires to mark the 74th National Day (September 2, 1945 - 2019).

The ceremony drew Gustavo Zlauvinen, Deputy Foreign Minister of Argentina, and 200 guests including local officials and representatives of diplomatic corps as well as international friends and Vietnamese people in Argentina.

Addressing the event, Ambassador Dang Xuan Dung affirmed that Vietnam and Argentina have made great progress in many fields. In particular, the State-level visit to Vietnam by President Mauricio Macri in February is considered as the most important highlight.

The Ambassador said that two-way trade between the two countries doubled from 1.4 billion USD in 2013 to nearly 3 billion USD in 2018, maintaining Argentina’s position as Vietnam's second largest trading partner in Latin America. At the same time, Vietnam is Argentina's second most important market in Asia and the fifth in Argentina's global export markets.

The diplomat expressed his wish that in the coming time, the two sides will continue to maintain the delegation exchange at the governmental, ministerial, sectoral, local and business levels to concretise the comprehensive partnership between the two countries.

For his part, Argentinian Deputy Foreign Minister Gustavo Zlauvinen congratulated Vietnam on the occasion of the 74th National Day, and expressed his admiration for socio-economic achievements that Vietnam has achieved in the current period of national construction and economic development.

He said that Argentina was one of the first countries in Latin America to establish diplomatic relations with Vietnam and, over the past four decades, the relationship has been increasingly strengthened and developed, helping the two countries become important partners of each other in the current period.-VNA