News Center -TDO- Vietnam's Ambassador to Turkey Tran Quang Tuyen and his wife Dang Thi Kim Yen hosted a reception at the Sheraton Hotel Ankara on Vietnam's 76th anniversary of independence.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sedat Önal, foreign mission chiefs working in Ankara, bureaucrats, academics and guests attended the reception.
Ambassador Tuyen and his wife, Kim Yen, welcomed the guests at the door.
Delivering the opening speech at the reception that started after the national anthems were sung, Ambassador Tuyen said, "First of all, I would like to convey our sincere love and respect to you who came to our celebration of the 76th anniversary of national independence tonight. With the declaration of his country's independence 76 years ago, on September 2, 1945, the great President Ho Chi Minh solemnly declared the birth of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Since gaining its independence, and especially in the last 35 years when it has pursued its renovation policy, Vietnam has become a developing country with success in various fields. It has increasingly contributed to the development of peace, friendship and cooperation in the region of the world. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, President of the National Assembly of Vietnam, came to Ankara and Former Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım also visited Vietnam. These visits strengthen the relations between the two countries".
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sedat Önal also gave a speech at the reception. In his remarks, Deputy Minister Önal said, "I am pleased to join you in celebrating the National Day of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam".
"Deputy Minister Önal added, "Vietnam is a close friend and important partner of Turkey in the Southeast Asian region. It is expected to be one of the leading growth engines of the region with its dynamism, economic and political stability. Our countries have a positive common agenda, and bilateral cooperation is developing in almost every field. Trade and investment are key drivers of our cooperation with Vietnam, our second-largest trading partner in ASEAN. Our trade volume is around 1.6 billion USD, and we want to double this figure in the next ten years. Vietnam is well suited as a leading partner in our Asia Anew initiative, and we look forward to working with Vietnam to realize this vision. In concluding, I would like to thank Ambassador Tuyen for his hospitality and extend our best wishes for the well-being and well-being of the friendly Vietnamese people and the Vietnamese Government".