Japan concert marks Vietnam’s National Day 2022

Saturday, 03/09/2022 10:45
The Vietnamese Embassy in Japan held a concert in Tokyo on September 2 evening to mark the 77th anniversary of National Day of Vietnam.
Ambassador Vu Hong Nam speaks at the event. 

In his speech, Ambassador Vu Hong Nam reviewed some outstanding achievements Vietnamese people have recorded in building and developing the nation over the past 77 years.

“From being one of the least developed countries in the world, Vietnam has become a middle-income developing country and has been recognized by the United Nations as one of the leading countries in implementing the Millennium Development Goals,” stressed Nam.

He went on to say that Vietnam has maintained political stability and expand foreign relations, creating favourable conditions for the economy to develop and integrate into the world.

According to the Ambassador, Vietnam has so far established diplomatic relations with nearly 200 countries and territories worldwide, including strategic partnerships and comprehensive partnerships with 30 countries. Besides, it has also entered into economic partnerships with more than 230 countries and territories, and signed 15 free trade agreements (FTAs), including new generation FTAs such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).

Many Japanese and international officials attend the ceremony.

On the other hand, Vietnam is also an active member of more than 70 important multilateral organizations and forums, including the United Nations, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).

Ambassador Vu Hong Nam emphasized that over the past 49 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties, the Vietnam - Japan relations have developed substantially. In 2014, the two countries lifted their relationship to the Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia.

As the two countries will celebrate five decades of their diplomacy in 2023, the Ambassador expressed his belief that the Vietnam - Japan relations will “continue to develop strongly, firmly and substantively in the coming time”.

Natsuo Yamaguchi, chairman of the Komei Party delivers a speech at the concert.  

For their parts, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Komei Party extended congratulations to the Party, State, and people of Vietnam on National Day. They highly appreciated Vietnam’s development over the years, which they said is of great significance for peace, stability and prosperity of the region and the wider world.

They said that the Japan – Vietnam relations have flourished in many fields, especially cooperation in national defense, security, economy, cultural exchanges and people-to-people diplomacy. The extensive strategic partnership between Japan and Vietnam is highly valued and promoted by the leaders of the two countries.

After the opening ceremony, participating guests enjoyed a special concert staged by the Tokyo Sinfonia Symphony Orchestra, introducing world masterpieces.

CPV (Source: VOV)