Algerian Ambassador to Vietnam Abdelhamid Boubazine speaks at the event. (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the event, Algerian Ambassador to Vietnam Abdelhamid Boubazine recalled historical milestones in the Vietnam - Algeria bilateral relations over the past 60 years. Vietnam was one of the first countries to recognize the provisional government of Algeria in 1958 and the first to open its embassy in Algeria in 1962 right after Algeria gained independence.

Along with traditional friendship, the two countries have expanded cooperation in economy, technology and finance. The trade turnover between both sides experienced a year-by-year increase from USD 82 million in 2009 to USD 281 million in 2017, he added.

The Algerian Ambassador said that the ceremony was a good opportunity for the two countries to promote political, economic and cultural cooperation.

Translated by Quynh Oanh