At the ceremony (Photo: VNA)
A ceremony was held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 30 to mark the 45th anniversary of the Liberation of the South and National Reunification Day.
The ceremony was broadcast live, connecting 45 venues in the city. National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, and Political Commissar of Military Zone 7 Lt. Gen. Tran Hoai Trung, among others, attended the event.
It also saw the attendance of representatives of Vietnamese heroic mothers, the armed forces, heroes of the people’s armed forces, labor heroes, and revolutionary veterans.
In his remarks, Nhan affirmed that the Great 1975 Spring Victory is a glorious page in Vietnam’s history of national construction and defense as he highlighted the country’s great victory against the US 45 years ago.
He also reviewed the achievements of HCM City in the recent time, saying the city has maintained its role as the economic locomotive of the national economy.
The city will actively prepare for the restoration of production, business, and social activities after COVID-19 while preventing its spread, Nhan said, stressing that attention will be paid to the organisation of all-level Party congresses towards the 13th National Party Congress.
He said HCM City will strive to maintain its role as an engine in the national economy and ensure harmony of socio-economic and cultural development together with environmental protection and climate change response.
Socio-economic development will be in tandem with safeguarding national defense and security, political stability, and social order and safety, he emphasized.
Later on the same day, NA Chairwoman Ngan visited Vietnamese heroic mothers and heroes of the people’s armed forces in the city who contributed greatly to the struggle against the US, the liberation of the south, and national reunification./.VNA