|A delegation of Party, Goverment and Viet Nam Fatherland Front leaders yesterday paid floral tributes in Ha Noi to mark the 68th National Day and August Revolution. — VNA/VNS Photo Trong Duc
HA NOI (VNS)— A delegation of Party, State, Government, National Assembly and Viet Nam Fatherland Front leaders yesterday paid floral tributes to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum to mark Viet Nam's National Day, which falls on Monday.
Among those present at the function were General Secretary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam Nguyen Phu Trong, President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung and President of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee Huynh Dam.
Also in attendance were former Party General Secretaries Le Kha Phieu and Nong Duc Manh, former President Tran Duc Luong and former NA Chairman Nguyen Van An, among others.
Later in the day, the delegation laid a wreath at the Monument to Heroic Martyrs in Ha Noi.
On the same day, delegations from the Central Military Commission, the Ministry of National Defence, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ha Noi Party Committee and People's Committee paid their respects at the mausoleum and laid wreaths at the Monument.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has said Viet Nam wishes to strengthen its relationship with all members of the international community at a banquet marking the 68th anniversary of Viet Nam's National Day on September 2.
The event will bring together ambassadors, diplomats and heads of international organisations to celebrate Viet Nam's achievements as an independent nation.
The PM said the country's independence had strengthened during the past 68 years and contributed to greater stability in the region.
He said Viet Nam has continued to consolidate its relationships with other countries and international organisations, particularly in the establishment of the ASEAN community.
The country has played an instrumental role in regional bodies including the East Asia Summit (EAS), APEC, ASEM and the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), he said.
The country has also worked closely with other States to prevent conflict and resolve disagreements. It has also played a crucial role in promoting economic development, he said.
The PM highlighted the role of ambassadors and international organisations in promoting stability, development and stronger ties with Viet Nam. — VNS