A number of activities were held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Pakistan to mark the 40th anniversary of the liberation of South Vietnam and National Reunification Day.

The embassy screened documentaries about the milestone and penned articles published in the country’s media.

Pakistan’s “Diplomatic Focus” magazine quoted Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Xuan Luu as hailing Vietnam’s 1975 victory as a glorious moment in the history of the struggle for liberation and independence, opening up a new chapter for the building, development, and integration of the country.

He outlined the achievements Vietnam has made over the past 40 years, and expressed his strong belief in the success of the upcoming 12th Party Congress, which will map out socio-economic development for the 2016-2020 period.

The Vietnamese diplomat expressed delight at the continuous development of the diplomatic relations between the nations, in place since 1972, and called for both to better tap their respective potential, especially in trade and investment.

He also pledged to foster networking between the two nations, focusing particularly on boosting business connections.-VNA