VOV.VN - Vietnam’s 76th National Day (September 2) has solemnly been celebrated in many countries worldwide, including Russia, Egypt, France, Singapore and Switzerland.
Addressing a ceremony held in Moscow on September 2, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Dang Minh Khoi noted under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam over the past 76 years, the Vietnamese people have won glorious achievements in the cause of national defense, construction and development, helping elevate the nation’s prestige and position regionally and globally.
In 2020, Vietnam was one of the few countries achieving positive economic growth. In the first half of 2021, its GDP expanded by 5.64%, or 1.82% higher than the same period in 2020.
Amid the COVID-19 threat, Khoi said, the embassy considers vaccine diplomacy to be a primary task. It has actively worked with Russian ministries and branches to promote the negotiation and import of vaccines and drugs for COVID-19 treatment, as well as the transfer of vaccine production technology.
Despite living far from the homeland, the Vietnamese community in Russia has also raised US$140,000 to purchase vaccines, drugs and other medical supplies to send them back to Vietnam.
The same day, a similar celebration was held in Cairo, Egypt, by the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt.
Speaking at the function, Ambassador Tran Thanh Cong emphasized that Vietnam is always proud to have Egypt as a reliable and traditional friend in the history of the struggle for national independence, unification and development.
He said the two countries’ relations are developing well and there are numerous opportunities for extensive and effective bilateral cooperation in various fields such as politics-diplomacy, economy-trade, culture, and education.
Despite the COVID-19 impact, two-way trade between Vietnam and Egypt reached US$515 million in 2020, up 5% compared to 2019.
Ambassador Cong expressed his belief that the Vietnam - Egypt relations still have a lot of potential for stronger development, especially in the fields of industry, agriculture, and logistics so as to raise bilateral trade turnover to US$1 billion in the coming time.
Attending the event, international friends all expressed their admiration for Vietnam’s positive developments over the years, while appreciating its role and position in the international arena. They said Vietnam is really a bright spot in Southeast Asia and an attractive destination for investors with an open and reliable investment environment.
Vietnam’s 76th National Day was also celebrated by Vietnamese diplomatic missions in Switzerland, India, France and Singapore.