(VNA – Ottawa) The Canada-Vietnam Friendship Society (CVFS) held a webinar on April 28 to connect Canadian friends with the overseas Vietnamese community, on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the Liberation of the South and National Reunification Day on April 30.
Vietnam’s prestige in the international arena was demonstrated by it being elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for a second time and it taking on the role of ASEAN Chair in 2020.
After liberating the south and reunifying the country on April 30, 1975, the Vietnamese people focused on building a democratic socialist country.
Canadian friends truly admire Vietnam’s COVID-19 response, he continued. With a spirit of “fighting the pandemic as if fighting an enemy”, Vietnam has successfully curbed the outbreak and posted no fatalities.
Vietnam has become a rising star in Southeast Asian, adding that it has worked hard to achieve spectacular economic growth. It has continued to be one of Canada’s biggest trade partners in Southeast Asia, with two-way trade estimated at 7.8 billion CAD (5.98 billion USD). More than 21,000 Vietnamese students are studying in Canada. Read more.