The Vietnamese Associations in Bangkok and neighbouring provinces held a meeting on August 29 to celebrate Vietnam’s National Day (September 2) and the 35th anniversary of Vietnam-Thailand diplomatic ties.
Speaking on the occasion, Acting President of the Vietnamese Association in Bangkok, Nguyen Ngoc Anh, reviewed the age-old relationship between the two countries, evidenced by President Ho Chi Minh’s vestiges and Vietnamese pagodas in Thailand.
They provide a firm foundation for developing Vietnam-Thailand friendship, Anh said.
Vietnamese ambassador to Thailand Ngo Duc Thang highlighted the contributions of Vietnamese people in Thailand to the past struggle for national independence and the current cause of national construction and development. He said he hopes they will uphold their tradition to boost bilateral cooperation.
Tran Thi To Tam, a member of the association’s executive board, said she is very proud to be Vietnamese.
“Born during wartime, I know too well the hardship of Vietnamese people and the significance of the National Day,” she said.
During the meeting, the participants enjoyed an art performance in praise of President Ho Chi Minh and the homeland.