Among the guests at the event were members of Parliament, including Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, members of the diplomatic corps and other dignitaries.
Speaking at the reception, Arınç congratulated Vietnam on the 67th anniversary of its declaration of independence, stating that Turkey and Vietnam are two friendly countries with excellent political relations.
“Diplomatic relations between Turkey and Vietnam were established 34 years ago. Today, the trade volume between our two countries stands at almost $1 billion. There is a potential to increase this figure,” Arınç said.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Turkey Nguyen The Cuong welcomed all the guests at the reception, emphasizing that Turkey and Vietnam are two countries with no political problems between them.
“Turkey is Vietnam's most important trade partner in western Asia. We wish to further promote our economic and political relations with Turkey,” Cuong said.
Following the speeches, Arınç cut the celebration cake and had chat with Vietnamese envoy Cuong.
In order to attract the attention of Turkish investors, staff of the Vietnamese Embassy handed out books about investment opportunities in Vietnam at the beginning of the reception.
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam commemorates the anniversary of its declaration of independence from the French colonial regime in 1945 every year on Sept. 2.