The ceremony, held online in Hanoi and 194 places around the world, was attended by several of the country’s top leaders, ambassadors, heads of international organizations here and representatives of the overseas Vietnamese community.
The head of Government stated that in those 76 years, the Communist Party of Vietnam, the State and the people have striven to uphold the principle ‘Nothing is more precious than independence and freedom,’ expressed by Ho Chi Minh, first president of Vietnam.
Especially in the last 35 years, thanks to Viet Nam’s Renovation policy, known as Doi Moi, global openness and integration, and the invaluable support of international friends, Vietnam has gained great achievements in all fields, Minh Chinh said.
The premier said that in these times of globalization, the Asian nation faces challenges such as Covid-19, conventional and non-security threats, terrorism and climate change.
Vietnam celebrates its National Day on September 2 because on that date in 1945, Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence in the capital’s Ba Dinh Square, an act that put an end to French colonialism.