A ceremony to commemorate the 73rd Anniversary of the National Day of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and 1st Anniversary of Viet Nam-Myanmar Comprehensive Cooperation Partnership was held at the Myanmar International Convention Centre-II (MICC-II) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday evening.
The ceremony was attended by Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung, Union Ministers Dr. Pe Myint, Thura U Aung Ko, Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, Dr. Win Myat Aye, Nai Thet Lwin and their wives, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman Dr. Myo Aung and wife, members and spouses of Constitutional Tribunal and Union Election Commission, Deputy Ministers, Vietnamese Ambassador, Laotian Ambassador and wife, Permanent Secretaries, Directors-General, Deputy Permanent Secretaries, Viet Nam-Myanmar Friendship Association Chairman, invited guests and officials.
The ceremony was opened by playing the national anthems of Myanmar and Viet Nam.
Next, Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko delivered an opening speech and Socialist Republic of Viet Nam Ambassador to Myanmar Dr. Luan Thyu Duong delivered a welcome message.
Afterwards Myanmar-Viet Nam cultural dances performed in commemoration of the 1st Anniversary of Viet Nam-Myanmar Comprehensive Cooperative Partinership.
Following this, the Vietnamese Ambassador Dr. Luan Thyu Duong sang a Myanmar song and Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko presented her a flower bouquet.
Next the Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung and the Viet Nam Ambassador Dr. Luan Thyu Duong presented flower bouquets to the Myanmar-Viet Nam cultural dance troupes and posed for commemorative group photos together with the cultural dance troupes and other guests.