77th National Day marked in Cuba
|Vietnamese Ambassador Le Thanh Tung highlighted the historic significance of Vietnam’s Independence Day. (Photo: VNA)|
In his welcoming remarks, Vietnamese Ambassador Le Thanh Tung highlighted the historic significance of Vietnam’s Independence Day, recalling President Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the independent Democratic Republic of Vietnam in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh Square 77 years ago.
Since then, under the leadership of the Communist Party, Vietnamhas surmounted immense hardship to rise from a war-torn, underdeveloped nation to one of the world’s 40 biggest economies that posted a GDP growth of 6.42% in the first quarter of this year, Tung said.
Vietnam has now become a fast-growing country with improved living standards, socio-political stability and heightened reputation in the global stage, he added.
He further noted that the Party, State and people of Vietnam are proud to sustain and nurture the friendship, comprehensive partnership and trust with those of Cuba over the past 62 years. He expressed his confidence that the bilateral ties will last forever and further expand for the benefit of the two peoples.