|Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Son speaks at the event. — Photo VNA
MOSCOW (VNS) — The Vietnamese Embassy in Moscow and the overseas Vietnamese community in Russia celebrated the 65th anniversary of Viet Nam-Russia diplomatic ties and Tet on Monday at a ceremony.
Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Son stressed that the friendship and cooperation between Viet Nam and Russia have been fostered by mutual trust, warm sentiment and resolve through many generations.
The bilateral partnership had produced success across many fields, from politics, economics, culture and tourism to energy and military, contributing to both countries' modernization and development, as well as to regional and world peace and development, Son said.
Son expressed the firm belief that the comprehensive strategic partnership between Viet Nam and Russia would grow and the two countries would always support each other, regardless of any change in the world.
On the Russian side, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Asia Department III Andrey Tatarinov said the remarkable achievements in bilateral ties were the result of an effective partnership built on a foundation of equality, mutual trust and mutual benefits.
On the occasion, Chairman of the Russia-Viet Nam Friendship Association Vladimir Buyanov presented Son and the Vietnamese Embassy staff with the association's insignia in recognition of their contribution to Viet Nam relations.
The Vietnamese Embassy in the Czech Republic on Monday also hosted a ceremony at the Czech parliament's Chamber of Deputies to mark the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Viet Nam and the Czech Republic.
Addressing the reception, Ambassador Truong Manh Son underlined the ever-growing diplomatic relations between the two countries in the past 65 years.
Son said Viet Nam was willing to strengthen the understanding and mutual trust with the Czech Republic and deepen their relationship. He also declared 2015 the Year of Vietnamese Culture in the Czech Republic.
He said that around 60,000 Vietnamese people were residing in the Czech Republic. They observe the laws and integrate easily, contributing to the development of Czech society.
For his part, Jan Hamacek, chairman of the Czech Republic's Chamber of Deputies, said he appreciated the Vietnamese people's integration into Czech society while preserving their national identity.
The two countries' achievements over the past 65 years would lay excellent foundations for a better future of friendship and cooperation between the two countries, Hamacek said.
The Czech Republic considers Viet Nam one of the 12 markets with the most potential. Two-way trade between Viet Nam and the Czech Republic doubled in the past five years to reach US$670 million last year. — VNS