Celebrating National Day: Vietnam Marks the Occasion in Japan, France, and Sri Lanka

Vietnam has continued to solidify its diplomatic ties with other countries in the world. Today (Sep. 2), Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh received the Leader of Japan's Constitutional Democratic Party (CDP), Taro Yamamoto. This marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Egypt. To celebrate, national day celebrations were held simultaneously in Japan, France, and Sri Lanka. On an even larger scale, Vietnam will be sending over 500 people to attend the 19th Asian Games (ASIAD) as part of its delegation.

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Vietnam News Today (Sep. 2) Notable Headlines

  • Foreign Minister receives Japanese CDP leader
  • Vietnam, Egypt celebrate 60 years of diplomatic ties
  • National Day celebration held in Japan, France, Sri Lanka
  • Vietnam to send over 500-member delegation to 19th ASIAD
  • Culture-tourism village hosts activities ‘Happy Independence Day’
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – Where people show respect to a great leader
  • International friends want to strengthen cooperation with Vietnam
  • National energy master plan for 2021-2030 approved
  • Vietnam protests use of force against fishing boats

Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son (R) and President of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDP) Izumi Kenta (Photo: VNA)

Foreign Minister receives Japanese CDP leader

Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son hosted a reception for Izumi Kenta, president of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDP), on August 31 in Hanoi to mark the occasion of the latter’s visit to Vietnam from August 29 to August 31. Vietnam-Japan relationship is now at their best in history. Through the support of the Governments, political parties, and people of the two countries, there are favorable conditions for the relationship to further grow to new heights, FM Son told his guest.

Vietnam, Egypt celebrate 60 years of diplomatic ties

Egypt was one of the first countries in the African region and also one of the first Arab countries to establish diplomatic relations with the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in the 1960s. Since the establishment of their diplomatic relations on September 1, 1963, the two countries have enjoyed a thriving partnership across various fields. Vietnamese Ambassador to Egypt Nguyen Huy Dung said over the past 60 years, the relationship between the two countries has seen significant progress.

Vietnamese citizens welcome the former Deputy Prime Minister of Egypt Hussein el-Shafei on the official visit to Vietnam in August 1973. Photo: VNA

National Day celebration held in Japan, France, Sri Lanka

Vietnamese representative missions in Japan, France and Sri Lanka held ceremonies on recent days to celebrate the 78th anniversary of the National Day of Vietnam. At an event held in Osaka, Japan on August 31, Vietnamese Consul General to Osaka Ngo Trinh Ha highlighted achievements of Vietnam in socio-economic development and foreign affairs.

Vietnamese Consul General to Osaka Ngo Trinh Ha speaks at the celebration of Vietnam's National Day in Osaka, Japan.

Vietnam to send over 500-member delegation to 19th ASIAD

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung on August 31 signed a decision on the formation of the Vietnamese sports delegation to the 19th Asian Games (ASIAD), which will kick off in China in late September. The delegation, led by Director of the Vietnam Sports Administration Dang Ha Viet, comprises more than 500 members, including 90 coaches and 337 athletes of 31 sports.

The Vietnamese sports delegation at the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (Photo: VNA)

Culture-tourism village hosts activities ‘Happy Independence Day’

This September, more than 200 artisans, compatriots, and artists are set to participate in the activities and events that mark National Day, at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism (in Dong Dong Mo Tourism Area, Son Tay District, Hanoi). Visitors to the village have the opportunity to immerse in the rich culture of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups, through a program themed “Vui Tet Doc Lap” (Happy Independence Day).

Performance of national costumes at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism.