73rd National Day reception


On September 18, Viet Nam Embassy in the United States tendered a reception to celeberate the 73rd anniversary of Viet Nam National Day.



Speaking at the event, Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc highlighted the significance of National Day to Vietnamese people. Ngoc confirmed that since bilateral diplomatic ties were set up in 1995, relations have developed strongly on the basis of mutual understanding and respect for each other’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political institutions. The establishment of the comprehensive partnership in 2013 has contributed to deepening cooperation both bilaterally and multilaterally, he added. The diplomat also expressed his belief that bilateral ties will grow further, for the benefits of the two peoples and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.


In his remarks, US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan affirmed his country’s commitment to deepening relations with Vietnam. Sullivan congratulated Vietnam on its achievements during the renewal and international integration process. He appreciated development of the US-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership in bilateral aspects and in regional and international issues of mutual concern. He noted the two countries still hold much potential for development cooperation, especially in trade, security and defence.