Flag hoisting ceremony marks ASEAN’s 50th anniversary

VOV.VN - An ASEAN flag raising ceremony celebrating the bloc’s 50th founding anniversary (August 8) was held in Hanoi at 7:30 am today.

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The flag hosting ceremony at the same time in 10 ASEAN countries shows countries’ determination to uphold to the bloc’s principles of solidarity, consensus, activeness, and flexibility in dealing with issues on its development path, particularly challenges to regional peace, stability, security, and development.
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Ambassadors of ASEAN countries and partners attended the ceremony

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said, “Vietnam has joined ASEAN for 22 years, which was about half of the bloc’s history. The country has played an active role in ASEAN’s expansion from 6 members to 10 and the establishment of the ASEAN Community in 2015."

"We have taken the lead in fulfilling tasks towards the establishment of the ASEAN Community. Vietnam has coordinated and deepened relations between ASEAN and partner countries,” he said.

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