The event was jointly organised by the Hồ Chí Minh City Chapter of the Việt Nam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) and the Việ Nam – China Friendship Organisation.
Addressing the ceremony, Dương Quản Hà, Chairman of the HCMC Chapter of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee and Việt Nam – China Friendship Organisation, congratulated the Chinese community inthe city on the special event.
He said Việt Nam, China are the two friendly neighboring countries and the two people have long-lasting traditional relations.
The exchanges of visits by the two countries’ leaders and discussions on matters of mutual concerns have helped consolidate and strengthen bilateral relations, he added.
The two countries’ economic and trade ties have increasingly developed.
Two-way trade reached $40 billion in 2011, and $22.2 billion in the first half of 2012, up 23 percent over the same period last year.
Chinese Consul General in HCMC Zhuo Lei Ming said he believes that the Việt Nam – China relations will overcome all difficulties for a better future.