Australian Ambassador Andrew Goldzinowski speaking at the event

Attending the event were more than 150 delegates from the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO), the Vietnam-Australia Friendship Association, the Australian Embassy, and Hanoi authorities.

Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Manh Quyen affirmed that the capital city always attaches importance to its cooperation with Australian localities.

He expressed his belief that with efforts of the two governments and peoples along with the capital city of Hanoi, the bilateral friendship and multifaceted collaboration will reap more benefit.

Australian Ambassador Andrew Goldzinowski said that the anniversary celebration of the establishment of diplomatic ties offered a good chance for both countries to look back on gained achievements and look forward toward the future.

Paintings drawn by Hanoi students showcased at the event

Australia was one of the first countries to set up relations with Vietnam right after the Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam was signed in 1973. Over the past five decades, the relationship has developed sustainably, and gained impressive achievements, and the two countries are striving to upgrade it to a comprehensive strategic partnership level.

Within the framework of the program, paintings drawn by Hanoi students were showcased, featuring the Vietnam - Australia friendship, and the beauty of the two countries and their capital cities.

Source: VNA