Czech Republic's Independence Day marked in Hanoi

Wednesday, 2021-10-27 15:52:31
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Do Thang Hai, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade and Chairman of the Vietnam-Czech Friendship Association (Photo: vufo.org.vn)
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NDO/VNA – A ceremony was held by the Vietnam-Czech Friendship Association on October 26 evening to mark the 103rd founding anniversary of Czechoslovakia, or the Czech Republic today (October 28, 1918 – 2021).

In his remarks, Do Thang Hai, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade and Chairman of the Vietnam-Czech Friendship Association, spoke highly of growing bilateral relations, saying the governments and people of the two countries have provided support for each other, through the donation of medical supplies and COVID-19 vaccines.

The government and people of Vietnam sincerely thanked the Czech Republic for their gesture, Hai said, adding that Vietnam wants to receive more support from the Czech Government and people in the COVID-19 fight.

He further said that the Vietnam-Czech Friendship Association will continue accelerating people-to-people diplomacy to strengthen the friendship between the Vietnamese and Czech people, contributing to the enhancement of long-standing relations between the two nations.

Czech Ambassador to Vietnam Vitezslav Grepl said the bilateral friendship and cooperation are growing stronger and stronger, reflected by the increasing number of high-level visits by leaders of the two countries over the past years.

Economic cooperation, one of the main pillar of the bilateral ties, has been expanded, with two-way trade reaching US$1.5 billion last year, he said, noting that the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, effective from August 2020, is also benefiting this area of cooperation.

He believed the Vietnam-Czech relations will thrive further in the future for the benefit and well-being of the people of both nations.