Philippine Independence Day celebrated
12:46 | 20/06/2018

VGP – The 120th  Philippines Independence Day was observed at a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on June 19 with the presence of the Philippine ambassador to Viet Nam, city leaders and the municipal diplomat corps.

Addressing the ceremony, President of the HCM City Viet Nam-ASEAN Friendship Association Phan Thi Hong Xuan highlighted the recent achievements the country has made in all fields.

She stressed that the relations between the Philippines and Vietnam have been developing fruitfully, contributing to solidarity between the two peoples.

She  affirmed that Viet Nam attaches importance to developing co-operative ties with the Philippines—not only as a fellow ASEAN member but also as a neighbour with many similarities with Viet Nam.

She also noted that the Philippines successfully hosted activities celebrating the 50th founding anniversary of ASEAN, helping to enhance the bloc’s position in the international arena.

Xuan expressed her belief that HCM City and the Philippines will further promote comprehensive cooperation by exchanging delegations and sharing experience in economic development, education, English training, tourism and cultural exchanges.

For his part, Philippine Ambassador to Viet Nam Noel Servigon said Viet Nam and the Philippines still hold potential to further enhance cooperative relations. 

The HCM City Viet Nam-ASEAN Friendship Association needs to step up activities to strengthen cooperation between people of the two countries, especially in economy, trade, investment, education and training, he added.

By Vien Nhu


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