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Embassy of Pakistan, Hanoi celebrated 79th National Day of Pakistan with traditional zeal, fervor and dedication. The celebrations started with a simple but dignified flag-hoisting ceremony at the Embassy premises. The ceremony was attended by a large number of Pakistani nationals living at Ha Noi, Viet Nam. Ambassador of Pakistan to Viet Nam and Lao People’s Democratic Republic, H.E. Mr. Zaigham Uddin Azam raised the flag of Pakistan, while the national anthem of Pakistan was played. The National Day Messages by the President and the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan were read out to the Pakistani community members attending the ceremony. The guests were treated with traditional Pakistani snacks and tea after the ceremony.

‘It’s a day to pay tribute to leaders of Pakistan Movement and millions of people who rendered immense sacrifices in their struggle to carve out a separate homeland,’ Ambassador Zaigham Uddin Azam remarked during his address to a large gathering at a reception arranged at a local hotel. Ambassador further said that the Government of Pakistan was working day and night to continue the economic growth that Pakistan has achieved during the last five years.

Ambassador, delivering his speech in Urdu language, which was simultaneously translated in English as well as Vietnamese language, highlighted the significance of bilateral relations with Viet Nam and expressed the hope that continuous exchange of high level official delegations between the two countries will continue to provide impetus to the development of relations in all spheres, especially in the field of trade and investment between Pakistan and Viet Nam.

The Chief Guest, Mr. Dang Dinh Quy, Deputy Foreign Minister of Viet Nam, congratulated Pakistan’s leaders and people on their significant achievements in the seventy years of Pakistan’s existence and the economic development that Pakistan has achieved. He also said that Viet Nam would like to further promote the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

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