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5/12/2018 10:41:51 AM

Constitution Day of Poland marked in HCM City

Poland’s Constitution Day (May 3rd, 1971-2018) was marked at a gathering in Ho Chi Minh City on May 11th to strengthen solidarity, friendship and cooperation between Vietnamese and Polish people.

Poland’s Constitution Day was marked at a gathering in HCM City on May 11th. (Photo: VNA)

The event was held by the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) and the Vietnam – Poland Friendship Association, with Polish Ambassador to Vietnam Barbara Szymanowska and Deputy Chairman of Wielkopolska province of Poland Maciej Sytek, who is on a visit to Vietnam, in attendance.

In her remarks, Ambassador Szymanowska thanked HCM City authority, HUFO and Vietnam – Poland Friendship Association for their support for the Polish Embassy in successfully implementing many projects between Vietnam and Poland, contributing to the enhancement of mutual understanding, friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

She expected the strong bilateral relations will further expand and the two countries will continue cooperating to together build a better future for each side.

Polish Ambassador to Vietnam Barbara Szymanowska at the gathering. (Photo: VOH)

Congratulating his guests on 227th anniversary of the declaration of Poland's ground-breaking Constitution, President of the Vietnam – Poland Friendship Organisation Nguyen Dang Cuong highlighted the historic moment when Poland’s Constitution of May 3rd, 1791, the first constitution of its kind in Europe, was adopted, marking the birth of many political concepts that still exist today.

Cuong recalled Poland’s support for Vietnam in the country’s struggle for national independence as well as today’s development. The traditional ties have been nurtured by the two countries’ leaders and people in multiple areas, including economics, shipbuilding, agriculture, forestry and aquaculture.

Poland and Vietnam have a long tradition of friendly relations. Poland was among the first seven countries to recognise and establish diplomatic relations with Vietnam in 1950. The two countries have co-operated closely in various areas, including the academic, scientific, cultural and economic fields.

For 68 years, two countries’ relations have been developed in many fields. In politics, two countries exchange high level visits frequently. In November 2017, Polish President Andrzej Duda paid a state visit to Vietnam and due to that visit we have gained the momentum to boost our co-operation in all fields.

Two countries have signed a number of bilateral agreements, and thanks to those agreements we will enhance our co-operation in education, agriculture and environment as well as in the field of economics. Bilateral trade has been increasing since 2014 and has now reached more than USD one billion last year./.

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