Bucharest, 2 September 2022 (TDI): Ministry of Foreign affairs of Romania congratulated Vietnam on its national day. The Ministry expressed keen interest in developing further bilateral cooperation.

The ministry also hinted at EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement to open new avenues of trade and cooperation, which was signed between the European Union and the socialist republic of Vietnam and entered into force on 1st august 2020.

The agreement provides opportunities such as increased trade, support for jobs, and growth on both sides.
The agreement aims to enhance trade by implementing favorable trade policies and reducing barriers such as eliminating 99% of all tariffs, reducing regulatory barriers, and opening up services and public procurement markets.

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History of Vietnam’s National day

Vietnam celebrates the national day on the 2nd of September every year. The day marks Vietnam’s declaration of independence from France in 1945. It is the national holiday of Vietnam.

Vietnam, initially a French colony was occupied by the Japanese during WW2. However, at the end of the war, Japan retreated creating a power vacuum. The vacuum was exploited by Viet Minh.

A coalition was formed in 1941 by the Indochinese communist party to achieve independence. Việt Minh launched the “August Revolution” across the country to seize government offices.

Ultimately, On 2 September 1945, Ho Chi Minh, leader of the Viet Minh, declared Vietnam’s independence under the new name of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

He invoked the United States Declaration of Independence and the French Revolution’s Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen.

To celebrate Vietnam’s national day, there are speeches, parades, fireworks, and other festivities across the country, with a large march in Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi, where the Declaration of Independence was made.