|Uruguayan child dressed as a gaucho in countryside. — Photo courtesy of the embassy|
Raul Silveira, Charge d’Affaires of the Uruguayan Embassy in Hà Nội, sends a message to celebrate the Independence of Uruguay and its friendship with Việt
On August 25, 1825 the Oriental Republic of Uruguay declared its subordination to the Portuguese Empire null. The inhabitants of the nation then called Banda Oriental, proud and free, reaffirmed that day that their feelings of independence would put an end to decades of bloody battles. Other violent episodes later on came to find the people united and independent from foreign powers. The gaucho, owner of his destiny and resistant to adversity, is a symbol of that freedom.
Five years later, on July 18, 1830, the process of
By the year 1830 we had our independence and Constitution. However, the cultural characteristics that make
Currently, our country is an example of the integration of different peoples and identities. That is how the Spanish roots are identified in our language and customs but also mixed with Italian and Portuguese traditions. Football, which is part of our national identity, was introduced in the 19th century by Englishmen, our rich music tradition is a combination of African and European rhythms, and both the name of our country and the habit of drinking mate come from indigenous cultures of
Our identity is also marked by the ability to excel in internationally recognized artistic productions, sports and the quality of our meat.
Since the opening of our Embassy in 2012, we have had multiple achievements in our friendly and cooperative relation with Việt
In addition, many agreements between both countries reflect the advanced stage of our diplomatic relations, such as the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement signed in 2013 which provides for the creation of a Joint Committee on Economic Co-operation, Trade and Investment; the Scientific and Technological Co-operation Agreement signed in 2010 and an agreement for the Protection and Promotion of Investments signed in 2011.
In terms of trade and tourism between the two countries, it should be noted that Việt Nam is
Finally, the Uruguayan Embassy in Hà Nội wishes to invite everyone to attend the VI Latin American Film Festival of Hà Nội, which will take place between October 8 and 13. In this occasion,
Today we not only celebrate the 193 years since the Declaration of Independence of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay but also the past, present and future friendship of