A Safe and Prosperous Viet Nam
Address by H.E. Mr. Hoang Van Loi, Ambassador of Viet Nam to South Africa on the occasion of the 76th Independence Day of Viet Nam
2 September 2021
On the 2nd day of September every year, Vietnamese people at home and abroad celebrate a day of freedom, liberty and independence, a day of history, remembrance, hope and promise. 76 years ago, on September 2nd 1945, President Ho Chi Minh delivered the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming the birth of the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam, now the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. On this year’s 76th Anniversary of the Independence Day of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, I would like to convey my warmest greetings to you and best wishes of health, peace and prosperity.
2021 has been an eventful year. The COVID-19 pandemic still rages on around the world, reversing years and even decades of development, affecting the global economy, international relations and people’s livelihoods. In Viet Nam, as I write these words, thousands upon thousands of health workers, medical students, military servicemen, police officers and volunteers from all over the country are marching to COVID-19 hotspots in Southern provinces, risking their own lives for their fellow countrymen’s. The image speaks to Viet Nam’s national solidarity and strength. And in these unprecedented times, we are grateful for the global community’s support and generous donations of vaccines and medical equipment.