Vietnam 77th National Day celebrated in Colombo | Daily News

Vietnam 77th National Day celebrated in Colombo

During the ceremony.
During the ceremony.

The Embassy of Vietnam in Colombo celebrated the Vietnam 77th National Day at the public library in Colombo on Friday with a reception followed by a charity campaign where the mission distributed dry rations to 300 needy people in the city.

Ho Thi Thanh Truc, Ambassador of Vietnam, hosted the celebrations, while the Additional Secretary of the foreign ministry, Prof. A Saj U Mendis was present as chief guest and Deputy Mayor of Colombo M.T.M.Iqbal was the Guest-of Honour.

A cocktail reception was held at the foot of the statue of founder President of Vietnam Ho Chi Minh whose statue was erected in Colombo in July 15, 2013 as a monument of his global contributions. Members of the diplomatic corps and senior government officials and well-wishers of Vietname were present.

Minh was a great revolutionary and the beloved leader of the Vietnamese people, a national hero, and a UNESCO-recognised world cultural celebrity.

Mendis and deputy mayor also spoke at the gathering while the ambassador Truc said, “ September 2 of every year is a special day for the Vietnamese people in every corner of the world.

They will never forget their nation’s Independence Day, thunderous moment when our great hero, late President Ho Chi Minh, declared independence on this day in 1945.”

The Vietnamese people commemorate this National Day with a refreshed spirit and renewed enthusiasm for further in-depth and extensive socio-economic reform, with a view to accelerating

the development process and raising the living standard of the people. Vietnam is an active, responsible member and a reliable partner in the international community, pursuing a foreign policy of independence, sovereignty, openness, diversification, and multilateralization of its external relations.


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