Addressing the ceremony, VAFA President Nguyen Van Thuan highlighted the support the Government and people of Armenia provided for Vietnam during the past struggle for national independence and territorial integrity.

Vietnam-Armenia diplomatic ties celebrated in Hanoi. Photo for illustration

Armenia also helped train thousands of Vietnamese students and apprentices, who have now become competent scientists and managers, he said, adding that the precious assistance has contributed significantly to forming an important foundation for the friendship between the two nations.

Established in 2014, VAFA has taken great efforts to maintain and develop people-to-people exchanges in the context of the growing Vietnam-Armenia relations, Thuan said.

The organization has also worked closely with the Embassy of Armenia in Vietnam to promote cooperation among agencies and organizations of the two countries to update information on socio-economic development and promote the images and culture of each nation.

Thuan pledged that VAFA will continue promoting the traditional friendship, thus bringing the people and the culture of the two nations closer.

For her part, Armenian Ambassador to Vietnam Raisa Vardanyan emphasized the strong development in the multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and Armenia in recent years.

She also called on VAFA members to actively participate in joint business cooperation projects and make contributions to bilateral cooperation in culture, social affairs, economy and trade.

The Embassy of Armenia is willing to support VAFA’s activities to strengthen the traditional friendship between the two countries, the ambassador promised.

Source: VNA