Malta to mark 40 years of friendship with VN

Update: September, 22/2014 - 14:32

HCM CITY (VNS) — The Maltese consulate in HCM City will celebrate its 50th National Day and also 40 years of diplomatic relations with Viet Nam on September 21.

In January 1974 Malta became one of the first European countries to establish diplomatic ties with Viet Nam.

Marie Louise Colei Preca, the Maltese president, said at the 40th anniversary ceremony in Valetta last month that her country wants to enhance friendship with the Vietnamese people.

The anniversaries will be celebrated with a "Malta Week in Viet Nam" from September 21 to 26.

Also as part of the week business executives from the two countries will meet to discuss trade. — VNS