Hanoi (VNA) – A flag-hoisting ceremony was held at
the Embassy of Indonesia in Hanoi on August 17 to celebrate the 74th
Independence Day of Indonesia.
The national flag of Indonesia (Photo: Techcrunch)
The event was chaired by Indonesian Ambassador to
Vietnam Ibnu Hadi, with the participation of about 150 Indonesians living in
the country, representatives of the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organisations
and the Vietnam-Indonesia Friendship Association.
Speaking at the ceremony, Hadi said activities
marking Indonesia’s Independence Day this year were attended by many
Indonesians living in Hanoi, Quang Ninh province and Hai Phong city.
Vietnam and Indonesia upgraded their ties to the
level of strategic partnership in June 2013. The two countries have recorded
numerous achievements, both intensively and extensively, through high-level
visits and meetings, and the signing of cooperation agreements in the fields
of politics, economy and culture.
The two sides have regularly promoted their
collaboration at two important forums, namely the Committee on Scientific
and Technological Cooperation and the Bilateral Cooperation Committee.
Indonesia is currently the fourth biggest trade
partner of Vietnam in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It
is also known as an open market with great attractiveness to Vietnamese
Leaders of the two countries affirmed their
determination to fully tap the two nations’ potential in economic
cooperation in order to bring bilateral trade to 10 billion USD in 2020 and
towards an equal trade balance.-VNA