State leader hosts ceremony marking 77th National Day

September 01, 2022 - 15:22
The event was attended by cabinet members, Party officials, and Hà Nội officials, along with foreign diplomats and heads of international organisations.
President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc delivers his remarks at a celebration held on Wednesday evening for the 77th anniversary of Việt Nam's National Day (September 2, 1945-2022) held in Hà Nội.— VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất

HÀ NỘI — President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and his spouse chaired a ceremony in celebration of Việt Nam’s 77th National Day (September 2, 1945 - 2022) in Hà Nội on Wednesday.

The event was attended by cabinet members, Party officials, and Hà Nội officials, along with foreign diplomats and heads of international organisations.

In his remarks, President Phúc recalled the date of September 2, 1945, when then President Hồ Chí Minh read the Declaration of Independence that marked the founding of the Democratic Republic of Việt Nam, now the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam.

Since then, Việt Nam has surmounted countless difficulties and challenges to firmly maintain independence, reunify the country, and obtain many proud development achievements, he said.

He also highlighted Việt Nam’s expanding foreign relations as seen in its diplomatic ties with 190 countries and successful fulfilment of tasks as host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Year 2017 and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea - United States Summit in 2019, Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2020, and a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-21 term.

Recently, the country was elected to the UNESCO Executive Board for 2021-25 and re-elected to the International Law Commission.

Honorary guards carry the national flag for the flag raising ceremony. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất

The State leader took this occasion to appreciate the precious support and effective cooperation from countries, international organisations and partners, businesses, investors, friends, and people around the world for Việt Nam, especially in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, even when they themselves were facing adversities.

He noted Việt Nam needs support from and win-win cooperation with the international community to help achieve fast and sustainable development.

Given this, the President suggested four cooperation priorities, namely sustaining peace and stability, respecting international law and the UN Charter, maintaining a favourable international environment for economic cooperation; continuing to substantively promote cooperative ties, with a focus on developing infrastructure, ensuring sustainable supply chains, and effectively implementing the agreements on digital transformation, green economy, human resources, and science - technology; enhancing partnerships in climate change response, epidemic prevention and control, healthcare capacity and social security improvement, and wealth gap and social inequality narrowing; and increasing forms of connectivity, all-level mutual visits, exchanges of business delegations, and people-to-people exchange.

Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (centre) along with his spouse and Palestinian Ambassador Saadi Salama, head of the diplomatic delegation, at the celebration. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất

Offering the best greetings to the Party and State leaders and people of Việt Nam, Palestinian Ambassador Saadi Salama, head of the diplomatic delegation, stressed that over the past year, despite pandemic-caused challenges and global uncertainties, Việt Nam has gained proud successes, including overcoming the pandemic’s impact, staying one of the economies with the fastest recovery and development in the region, and especially remaining an active and responsible member of the international community.

On behalf of the diplomatic corps, he thanked the Vietnamese Party, State, Government, and relevant agencies for assisting foreign diplomats, which has affirmed the importance Việt Nam attaches to the friendship and multifaceted cooperation with other countries and international organisations, as well as its readiness to continue efforts to further promote its role to help achieve the common goal of a world of peace, equality, prosperity, cooperation, and development. — VNS