The Lao Defence Ministry has held a meeting to mark the 65 th anniversary of National Day of Vietnam (September 2) in Vientiane.
Addressing the function on August 30, Deputy Defence Minister Lieutenant General Sengnuon Saynhalat and Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Ta Minh Chau reviewed the development of the Vietnamese revolution over the past 65 years and highlighted the country’s achievements.
The Deputy Minister stressed Vietnam ’s achievements have been a source of encouragement to the entire Party, army and people of Laos in their national defence and construction.
Ambassador Chau affirmed that the Party and people of Vietnam will spare no effort to keep and strengthen their special solidarity, traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation with the Party, State and people of Laos , lifting the ties to a new height and meeting aspiration and benefit of people in each country.
Also on this occasion, Vietnamese living in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and other provinces of Thailand met at the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand on August 29.
Chairman of the Thai-Vietnam Cultural Association Prof. Lae Dilokvidhyarat said the celebration of Vietnam ’s major holidays will help the overseas Vietnamese remember their homeland. He acknowledged the Vietnamese community’s contributions to Thailand ’s socio-economic development, particularly in the Northeastern region, and enrichment of ASEAN cultures.
In Russia , the Vietnamese Embassy and the students association in Russia on August 29 presented certificates of merit and awards to 125 excellent students who were born to the Vietnamese families in Russia .
Ambassador Bui Dinh Dinh said the award was made in recognition of the oversea Vietnamese students’ achievements in their study, stressing the country’s future depends on the young generation, including those in Russia./.