Int’l friends highlight Viet Nam’s National Day
Late President Ho Chi Minh delivered a Declaration of Independence for the birth of the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam on September 2, 1945. This is a major event for the nation, which has been admired all around the world.
Viet Nam’s victories against imperialists have strongly encouraged people from Asia, Africa and Latin American to rise up against oppression.
Many foreigners have been attracted by Viet Nam’s glorious history, its beautiful landscapes and friendly people. They also consider Viet Nam their second homeland.
In August, nearly 4 million overseas Vietnamese head back to their homeland. International friends have also spoken highly of Viet Nam’s achievements in all fields. A VOV reporter noted some assessments of the Vietnamese community abroad and international friends on the occasion of Viet Nam’s National Day.
Dr. Yin Sereivoth, Cambodia’s Ministry of Public Works and Transport: Viet Nam has achieved spectacular developments.
Dr. Yin Sereivoth has had a strong attachment to Viet Nam from his youth and considers Viet Nam his second homeland.
Dr. Yin Sereivoth said that he has witnessed celebrations of Viet Nam’s National Day and August Revolution. He emphasised that September 2, 1945 is an important milestone in the history of the nation. “I think that every Vietnamese citizen has always kept in mind the country’s glorious history and continued the revolutionary cause.”
He added that from a background of poverty and war, Viet Nam has achieved spectacular developments in economics, politics, national defence, security and diplomacy - raising Viet Nam’s prestige in the region and the international arena.
Former UNESCO General Director: Viet Nam - an important nation
During an August visit to Viet Nam, Mr Koichiro Matsuura, former General Director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) said that he has witnessed Viet Nam’s changes through each working visit to the country. He said that Viet Nam has become an important nation not only in Asia but also in the world, and that Vietnamese people can be extremely proud of this.
Claude Blanchemaison, former French ambassador to Viet Nam: Viet Nam has affirmed its prestige in the international arena.
Many people are very surprised at the rapid development of Viet Nam. Mr. Blanchemaison said in the past, during his stay in Viet Nam, he had to go shopping in Bangkok whereas now he could buy anything in big and luxurious stores in Viet Nam.
Viet Nam has integrated effectively in the region and affirmed its prestige in the world by joining ASEAN, becoming a member of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and participating in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). It has also been admitted to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Dr. Professor Artha Nanthachuka, from Thailand’s University of Maha Sarakham: Viet Nam has been successful in training human resources
Dr. Professor Artha Nanthachuka, a lecturer in the history of South East Asia, said that apart from economic development, Viet Nam has succeeded in training high quality human resources and talent.
He said that he was very keen on changes in education and culture in Viet Nam. These are positive changes as the Government of Viet Nam has put forward clear policies in education and culture, he added.
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