99th Great Union Day of Romania marked in Ho Chi Minh City
Sunday, 2017-12-03 13:27:19
NDO/VNA - The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations and the Ho Chi Minh City chapter of the Vietnam-Romania Friendship Association held a ceremony on December 2 to mark the 99th Great Union Day of the European nation (December 1, 1918).
Chairman of the Ho Chi Mnh City chapter of the Vietnam-Romania Friendship Association Nguyen Si Thang highlighted the Romanian people’s wholehearted support and assistance for Vietnam’s struggle for national reunification in the past and development at present.
He noted more than 4,000 engineers and experts in various fields of Vietnam received training in Romania, and they have been greatly contributing to national development. They are a priceless asset of the two countries’ friendship and also a bridge enhancing bilateral cooperation.
In recent years, cooperation between Ben Tre province and Tulcea country, Hue and Iasi cities, Da Nang and Timisoara cities, the PetroVietnam University and the Oil and Gas University of Ploiesti, along with trade promotion activities, cultural and people-to-people exchanges have helped intensified Vietnam-Romania relations in multiple spheres, Thang added.
Addressing the ceremony, Romanian Ambassador to Vietnam Valeriu Arteni thanked people of Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, for their sound sentiments towards his country, adding that with many similarities, the Romanian and Vietnamese people are becoming closer, helping to bolster their multifaceted cooperation.
He appreciated activities of the Vietnam-Romania Friendship Association over the last 26 years. The organisation and its local subsidiaries, particularly the Ho Chi Minh City chapter, have continually supported the Romanian Embassy and actively helped to strengthen the two countries’ traditional friendship.