National Day of Philippines celebrated in Hanoi

Tuesday, 2018-06-12 11:16:42
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NDO – The Vietnam – Philippines Friendship Association (VPFA) hosted a meeting in Hanoi on June 11 to celebrate the 120th National Day of the Philippines (1898-2018).

Addressing the event, VPFA Vice President Vu Xuan Truong congratulated the Philippine people on their achievements in national construction and development, particularly on their successful role as ASEAN Chair in 2017.

He noted with pleasure that since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1976, Vietnam and the Philippines have seen encouraging development in bilateral ties.

He also briefed the participants on activities hosted by the VPFA to boost economic and cultural links and mutual understanding between the two countries.

For his part, Philippine Ambassador to Vietnam Noel Servigon expressed his thanks to the VPFA for hosting the celebration, affirming his belief that the two countries have huge potential to further develop cooperation activities.