Addressing a meeting held at the Vietnamese Embassy in Moscow, Russia, on September 2, Ambassador Dang Minh Khoi noted under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam over the past 76 years, the Vietnamese people have won glorious achievements in the cause of national defense, construction and development, helping elevate the nation’s prestige and position regionally and globally.

In 2020, Vietnam was one of the few countries achieving positive economic growth. In the first half of 2021, its GDP expanded by 5.64 percent, or 1.82 percent higher than the same period in 2020.

At the ceremony in Egypt

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the ambassador said, the embassy considers vaccine diplomacy to be a primary task. It has actively worked with Russian ministries and sectors to promote the negotiation and import of vaccines and drugs for COVID-19 treatment, as well as the transfer of vaccine production technology.

Despite living far from the homeland, the Vietnamese community in Russia has also raised 140,000 USD to purchase vaccines, drugs and other medical supplies to send them back to Vietnam.

On the occasion of the event, staff of the Vietnamese Embassy, representatives of the Vietnamese community and Vietnamese students in Russia offered flowers at President Ho Chi Minh’s statue in Moscow.

Meanwhile, in Egypt, a ceremony to celebrate the National Day was held in Cairo by the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt.

Speaking at the function, Ambassador Tran Thanh Cong emphasized that Vietnam is always proud to have Egypt as a reliable and traditional friend in the history of the struggle for national independence, unification and development.

He said the two countries’ relations are developing well and there are numerous opportunities for extensive and effective bilateral cooperation in various fields such as politics-diplomacy, economy-trade, culture, and education.

Despite the COVID-19 impact, two-way trade between Vietnam and Egypt reached 515 million USD in 2020, up 5 percent compared to 2019.

Ambassador Cong said there is room for cooperation between the two countries, especially in the fields of industry, agriculture, and logistics. He expressed his belief that bilateral trade turnover between Vietnam and Egypt will soon reach 1 billion USD in the coming time.

Vietnam’s 76th National Day was also celebrated by Vietnamese diplomatic missions in Hungary, Switzerland, Israel, Mongolia and Mexico.

Source: VNA