Vietnam’s 70th National Day Celebration in India
By Srimal Fernando, Global Editor, The Diplomatic Society
His Excellency Mr. Ton Sinh Thanh, Ambassador of Vietnam to India (l) National Security Adviser Ajit Doval India (c) and General (retired) Mr. V.K. Singh honorable Minister of State for External Affairs of India (r)
On the evening of August 28th, Vietnam Ambassador to India His Excellency Mr. Ton Sinh Thanh and his wife Mrs Khanh Phan, hosted a grand National Day reception in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Vietnam's National Day at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Delhi. The event was graced by the presence of General (retired) Mr. V.K. Singh, honorable Minister of State for External Affairs of India, who was the chief guest for the occasion.
Traditional Vietnamese dance performance (l) and Envoys from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries in India with their partners (r)
Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh toasted to the longstanding bond between the two countries and said that bilateral ties between India and Vietnam were at its best and Vietnam and India enjoy strong political, economic and friendly relations.
The evening reception was well attended. Among the guests were ambassadors, government officials, ministers, political and civil society figures and members of the Indian and Vietnamese business community, and the representatives of local and foreign media. It was a very enjoyable and warm event with an opportunity to taste typical Vietnamese and Indian cuisine. The Embassy of Vietnam held several cultural events to introduce modern and traditional Vietnamese culture on the occasion of its National Day.