In the special issue marking Vietnam’s 68th National Day and the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two nations, the daily Egyptian Gazette recalled the historic event on September 2, 1945 when late President Ho Chi Minh delivered the Declaration of Independence to establish the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
It described Vietnam’s August Revolution as the victory of Vietnamese intelligence, firm stand and relentless fighting spirit, which has become a great encouragement to the struggle for national liberation of many nations in the world.
Vietnam has not only become known as a bright example in the struggle for national independence and reunification, but also a nation of renovation, integration and development, the paper said in reference to Vietnam’s average annual economic growth rate of 7 percent and foreign investment capital reaching over US$200 billion by far.
On the occasion, Egypt Television broadcast an interview with Vietnamese ambassador to Egypt Dao Thanh Chung, who emphasized that relations between the two nations have developed on the basis of time-honoured tradition and historic similarities as well as aspirations for national independence and freedom.
Vietnamese diplomat cited last year’s two-way trade growth to US$304.6 million, with Egypt becoming Vietnam’s second largest importer in the Middle East and North African region.
Chung said that the Vietnamese people will never forget the Egyptian people’s constant support for Vietnam in its past struggle for national independence and reunification as well as its current process of national construction and development.
Representatives from the Egyptian Presidential Palace also called at the Vietnamese embassy in Cairo to express wish to promote comprehensive cooperation between the two nations in the near future.