PM hosts National Day banquet for diplomatic corps
20:32 | 28/08/2020

VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Friday hosted banquet for diplomatic corps on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the National Day of Viet Nam.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses the banquet for diplomatic corps on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the National Day of Viet Nam at the Government Office in Ha Noi on August 28, 2020. Photo: VGP 

Addressing the event, PM Phuc recalled that on August 2, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh, the great statesman of the Vietnamese nation, proclaimed the independence of the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam – now the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.

The revolutionary path over the past 75 years has been marked with glory as Viet Nam has taken great strides toward the goal of “wealthy people, strong nation, democratic, just and cultured society,” said Phuc.

Important achievements have been made, including strong and sustained economic growth, higher living standards, an improved laws and institutions, expanded international relations with proactive international integration, and active and responsible contributions to peace and development in the region and the world, the Government chief highlighted.

These momentous successes of historic significance bear testimony to the strong will-power of our people and Viet Nam’s role as a trusted friend and partner of the international community.

“Such achievements also bear the hallmark of the effective and invaluable assistance given by countries, friends and the international community, represented by many of you here. We will always remember and value such generous support,” PM Phuc stressed.

On August 27, Viet Nam received a congratulatory message from the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, highlighting Viet Nam’s contributions to the United Nations since its membership in 1977, according to Phuc.

The Secretary General commended Viet Nam on its leading role in fulfilling the United Nations Development Goals and maintaining peace and security, he added.

The PM said Viet Nam is moving towards achieving the development tasks and targets set for 2020 and the period of 2016-2020, and preparing for the 13th National Party Congress, which shall set key strategic guidelines for national development until 2025 and 2030, with a vision to 2045.

Viet Nam also remains fully committed to fulfilling its international roles, including those related to ASEAN this year and the United Nations Security Council in 2020 and 2021, Phuc reiterated.

The country’s future is inseparable from peace, stability, cooperation and the shared prosperity of the region and the world. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold in unpredictable ways, Viet Nam hopes to work closely with all countries to fight it effectively and foster recovery and economic development.

PM Phuc took the occasion to extend sincere gratitude for the kind sentiments, precious support, and effective cooperation from friends here and the international community, which he expressed his hope will continue./.

By Quang Minh

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