Vietnam’s National Day marked in Cuba, Czech Republic

A wide range of activities have been held in foreign countries to mark the 60th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day (September 2).

The Vietnamese Embassy in Cuba on August 29 hosted a banquet in Havana for Cuban officials and international guests in the host country. 

Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador Duong Minh highlighted the significance of September 2, 1945 when President Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the Declaration of Independence, giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam). 

He thanked the Cuban Party, Government and people for their support for and solidarity with Vietnam in the struggle for national independence in the past as well as the current development. 

The same day, the Vietnamese embassy in Cambodia held a ceremony to mark the important event of Vietnam, which saw the presence of President of the National Assembly Heng Samrin and many senior officials from the Cambodian government. 

Speaking at the ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador Thach Du expressed his delight at the fine neighbourliness, friendship and all-round cooperation between the two countries. 

He affirmed that Vietnam consistently pursues a foreign policy of independence and self-reliance, and willingness to be a friend, a reliable partner and a responsible member of the international community. 

Meanwhile, in the Czech Republic, the Vietnamese Embassy and community organised a host of activities celebrating the country’s National Day.