Addressing the event in New South Wales, Australia on August 27, consul general Mai Phuoc Dung reviewed major achievements recorded by the Vietnamese people over the past 68 years since late President Ho Chi Minh delivered the Declaration of Independence at historic Ba Dinh square in Hanoi on September 2, 1945.
He emphasized that from a poor and backward nation, Vietnam has become a middle-income country with a strong and stable political system and a full member with its high sense of responsibility in the international arena.
Dung said since the establishment of Vietnam-Australia diplomatic ties in 1973, the two countries have seen impressive growth in economic, political, security and education relations.
Since early this year, a series of visits exchanged between leaders of both nations have given a boost to these relations.
In recent years, relations between New South Wales and Vietnam have continued to growth and flourish, especially in education, training, infrastructure construction, and assistance in easing the pains of Agent Orange victims.
Dung highlighted the active contribution of Vietnamese residents in New South Wales. For the fifth consecutive years, Vietnamese students have been listed in the top ten winners of New South Wales’ Outstanding International Student Award.
At the ceremony, the Governor of New South Wales, Professor Marie Bashir, congratulated the Vietnamese Government and people on its 68th National Day.
She highlighted the growing relationship between the two nations as well as the Vietnamese community’s contribution to New South Wales. She expressed her deep love for Vietnam – a beautiful land with hospitable people.