Singapore’s National Day marked
11:16 | 09/08/2019

VGP - The Viet Nam-Singapore Friendship Association in Ho Chi Minh City (VSFA) and the City's Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) have held a get-together to mark the 54th  anniversary of Singapore’s National Day (August 9th). 

Participants pose for a group photo

Addressing the event, VSFA President Dinh Khac Duy highlighted the fruitful traditional relations between Viet Nam and Singapore, saying the two sides share a long-standing relationship, multi-dimensional link and close cooperation across fields. 

He also commented on successes of Singaporean businesses and investors in HCM City, which, he said, have demonstrated efforts made by the two countries’ governments to advance the bilateral ties.

Based on such foundation and determination for further ties growth from the two countries’ leaders and peoples, the Viet Nam–Singapore comprehensive partnership, including the connection between HCM City and the island nation, will be enhanced, particularly in culture, sports, tourism, education, and people-to-people exchange, he added.

Singapore’s Consul General in HCM City Roy Kho stated that his country considers Viet Nam as a close partner and friend and wants to propel the relations forward.

Appreciating support from the municipal VSFA and local people toward Singapore, the diplomat pledged to foster the ties between the sides, thus pushing the Viet Nam–Singapore partnership to new heights.

The strategic partnership between the two countries has been intensified through the exchange of high-level visits of their leaders over the past time, he added.

Singapore is currently one of Viet Nam’s largest trade partners. As of June, Singapore was Viet Nam’s third biggest foreign investor with nearly 2,300 projects valued at US$49.1 billion.

In addition, it held the first place among the 106 countries and territories investing in HCM City with 1,100 projects worth US$ 10.8 billion.

                                                                                                                    By Vien Nhu

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