Celebrations of Vietnam’s National Day in Argentina

Friday, 2019-09-06 12:51:45
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Vietnam Ambassador Dang Xuan Dung addressing at the event
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NDO – On September 5, the Vietnamese Embassy in Argentina organised a ceremony in Buenos Aires to mark the 74th anniversary of Vietnam's National Day (September 2, 1945 - September 2, 2019).

The ceremony was attended by Gustavo Zlauvinen, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Argentina, and 200 guests including local officials and representatives of diplomatic corps as well as international friends and Vietnamese people in Argentina.

Speaking at the ceremony, Vietnam Ambassador Dang Xuan Dung affirmed that Vietnam and Argentina have made great progress in many fields. In particular, the State-level visit to Vietnam of President Mauricio Macri in February 2019 is considered as the most important highlight. During the visit, a number of cooperation documents were signed, strengthening the basis for the comprehensive partnership between the two countries, contributing to perfecting the long-term legal framework for effective development and cooperation in the coming time, especially in the field of economy and trade.

The Ambassador said that two-way trade between the two countries doubled from US$1.4 billion in 2013 to nearly US$3 billion in 2018, accordingly, Argentina maintained its position as Vietnam's second largest trading partner in Latin America, and vice versa, Vietnam is Argentina's second most important market in Asia and the fifth in Argentina's global export markets.

Ambassador Dang Xuan Dung expressed his wish that, in the coming time, the two sides will continue to maintain the delegation exchange at the governmental, ministerial, sectoral, local and business levels to concretise the comprehensive partnership between the two countries.

For his part, Argentinian Deputy Foreign Minister Gustavo Zlauvinen congratulated Vietnam on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of National Day, and expressed his admiration for socio-economic achievements that Vietnam has achieved in the current period of national construction and economic development.

Deputy Minister Zlauvinen said that Argentina was one of the first countries in Latin America to establish diplomatic relations with Vietnam and, over the past four decades, the relationship has been increasingly strengthened and developed, helping the two countries become important partners of each other in the current period.