Vietnam’s National Day celebrated abroad
Hanoi (VNA)– In Russia, Ambassador Bui Dinh Dinh together with officials from Vietnamese organisations and Russian friends attended an incense offering at President Ho Chi Minh’s Monument in Moscow on Sept. 2.
In afternoon, Ambassador Dinh held a banquet and his guests included Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Saltanov, representatives of Russian administrative agencies, Vietnamese businesses and students in Moscow .
Various activities to mark the event were also held in other Russian cities.
On the occasion, Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (RoK) Pham Tien Van gave an interview to the Korea Post newspaper and the Korea Economic Report, emphasising the significance and progresses of the Vietnam-RoK relationship since the two countries established diplomatic ties 16 years ago.
Ambassador Van underlined the need to deepen and realise the two countries’ comprehensive partnership in the 21st century.
The Embassy is coordinating with the RoK’s National Museum to open an exhibition of Vietnamese culture on Sept. 5. A troupe from the Thang Long Puppetry Theatre will be financed by the RoK’s Hana Group to have a performance at the exhibition’s launch.
The troupe will stay for a week to give performances to families of Vietnamese women who got married with RoK men, that are now numbered up to 25,000 in the RoK.
The event is considered an useful activity to help the two countries’ people to learn their culture and custom.
On Sept. 2, Vietnamese Ambassador to Bangladesh Nguyen Van That held a banquet to mark the National Day and the 35th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.
Ambassador That reviewed the development of the two countries’ relations over the past 35 years, which saw progresses particularly in the economic-trade field. The two-way trade over the recent years recorded an annual growth rate of 20 percent, and is expected to reach 100 million USD this year.
The Vietnamese Embassy in coordination with Bangladeshi travel agencies organised a display of embroidery paintings of Vietnam ’s landscapes and people.
Also on the occasion, the Vietnamese Embassy in Cuba in coordination with Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) and the Cuban Arts and Literature Publishing House introduced to public a Vietnamese literature collection in Spanish.
The 200-page collection, titled “The Watchmaker of Dien Bien Phu”, included 14 short stories of Vietnamese well-known writers.
The same day, ICAP and the Vietnamese Embassy organised an exhibition of Vietnam ’s traditional fine arts and handicraft items such as embroidery and lacquer paintings, pottery and ceramic products, and ao dai (long dress).
To mark Vietnam ’s National Day, many celebration activities were also held in Australia , Indonesia , among other countries.
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