The event featured the participation of diplomatic staff of the embassy and Vietnamese representative offices in Switzerland, along with their family members.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Le Linh Lan reviewed the important milestones of the 75-year journey since President Ho Chi Minh sonorously read the Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam at Ba Dinh Square on September 2, 1945. The Vietnamese people, under the leadership of President Ho Chi Minh and the Communist Party of Vietnam, have overcome many difficulties and sacrifices to safeguard national independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity and rights of nation’s self-determination and people’s right to the pursuit of happiness.

Vietnam in the Ho Chi Minh Era has performed miracles such as the glorious Dien Bien Phu Victory, the Great Spring Victory of 1975, and the great achievements in many fields such as economy, diplomacy, social culture, security and defence.

After nearly 35 years of the “Doi moi” (Renewal), Vietnam has grown strongly, constantly affirming its position as an independence, autonomous, proactive and active country in international integration, as well as a reliable friend, partner, and responsible member of the international community.

Ambassador Le Linh Lan also reviewed important milestones in the Vietnam-Switzerland cooperation relationship since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1971. She highly appreciated the role and position of Switzerland in Vietnam’s foreign policy.

She also affirmed that Vietnam always attaches great importance to strengthening the friendly relationship and multifaceted cooperation with Switzerland.

On the occasion, the Embassy held a documentary screening of “75 years in a journey” for the participants.