78th National Day of Vietnam Marked in Brazil
The Vietnamese Embassy in Brazil recently held a ceremony in Brasilia to mark the 78th National Day of Vietnam (September 2, 1945-2023), VNA reported.
Attending the ceremony were Brazilian Deputy Foreign Minister in charge of Asia, the Pacific and Russia, Eduardo Paes Saboia and more than 300 guests who are delegates from ministries, branches, agencies and local authorities, business partners, ambassadors/heads of representative agencies and defense attachés of other countries.
|The Vietnamese Embassy in Brazil organized the 78th anniversary of the National Day of Vietnam. Photo: VNA|
Ambassador Pham Thi Kim Hoa reviewed Vietnam’s important achievements over the past 78 years and stated that Vietnam is ready to join hands to solve global challenges towards green, sustainable, comprehensive, and humane development.
For Vietnam, Brazil is always a top partner in South America, she said, adding that the bright spot in Vietnam-Brazil relations is economics and trade. Trade exchange between the two countries has continuously maintained an exponential increase in recent times, reaching nearly USD 7 billion. Cultural - educational - tourism exchanges between the two countries continue to be strengthened, bringing the people of Vietnam and Brazil closer together.
|Vietnamese and international officials attend the ceremony. Photo: VNA|
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation will pay a visit to Brazil later this month, the first high-level visit by Vietnamese leaders in the last 15 years, she said, stressing this shows the respect of the two countries and their determination to develop the relationship to a new level.
On behalf of the Brazilian Government, Deputy Foreign Minister Eduardo Paes Saboia congratulated Ambassador Kim Hoa, officials and families of the Vietnamese Embassy, and the Vietnamese community in Brazil on the National Day, emphasizing that the visit will be an important milestone in relations between Brazil and Vietnam.
|Brazilian Deputy Foreign Minister Eduardo Paes Saboia and Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Thi Kim Hoa make a toast. Photo: VNA|
As Brazil and Vietnam will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations in 2024, the Brazilian official said he hopes that President Lula da Silva will make an official visit to Vietnam on that occasion.
With great potential and a strongly developing economy, Vietnam is one of Brazil's long-term partners in Southeast Asia in areas including food security, energy, tourism, culture, business, people-to-people exchanges, and cooperation at multilateral forums, he said, stressing that the country’s partnership with ASEAN will pave the way for enhanced cooperation with Southeast Asia, an important region of the world today, in which Vietnam plays an important role.
On this occasion, the embassy showed photos of the life and career of President Ho Chi Minh to international friends.
|Introducing photos about the life and career of President Ho Chi Minh at the celebration. Photo: VNA|
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh will lead a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation to attend the General Debate of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, conduct bilateral activities in the US and pay an official visit to Brazil from September 17-26, according to the Foreign Ministry.
The PM's visit to Brazil will be made at the invitation of President Lula da Silva.
Brazil is Vietnam’s trading partner in Latin America and one of the three largest markets of Vietnam in the Americas market, according to the Vietnam Trade Office in Brazil.
The General Department of Customs reported that in the first four months of 2023, bilateral trade turnover between Vietnam and Brazil reached USD 2.32 billion, down 2.4% over the same period in 2022. Of which, Vietnam’s exports to Brazil reached more than USD 855 million, up 14%, while Vietnam’s imports from Brazil reached USD 1.4 billion, down 10% over the same period in 2022.
According to the Vietnam Trade Office, Vietnam’s exports to Brazil in the first four months of 2023 included iron and steel, means of transport and spare parts, bags and suitcases, machinery and equipment, textiles, materials of textile, garment and footwear, rubber, seafood, and phones and components.
Meanwhile, Vietnam’s main imported products from Brazil were raw materials and accessories for domestic production, such as corn, machinery, equipment and spare parts, and plastic materials.
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