National Day celebrated in Washington DC

The Vietnamese Embassy in the US celebrated the 69th anniversary of National Day (September 2) with a ceremony held in Washington on August 27.


The event was attended by 300 representatives of the US government and congress, representatives of embassies of ASEAN countries, members of the Vietnamese community and the business community. 

Addressing the ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong said since Vietnam’s independence was declared on September 2, 1945, the country had achieved numerous successes in nation building and defence.


He reflected on the accomplishments of Vietnam – US relations since bilateral ties were promoted to a comprehensive partnership in 2013, listing an array of interactions, such as the visits to Vietnam undertaken by US State Secretary John Kerry, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Army General Martin Dempsey, and US senators.


Congratulating Vietnam on its National Day, Daniel Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs highlighted the development of Vietnam – US relations, adding that both countries will continue to expand cooperation in times ahead.


He expressed his hope that bilateral ties will thrive in the future as the nations prepare for celebrating the 20 th anniversary of the normalisation of diplomatic relations and the 40th anniversary of the end of the war in Vietnam in 2015.-VNA