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Reception of 68th Anniversary of Indonesia’s Independence Day

(HUFO) On the morning of August 17th 2013, at the Friendship House, the Ho Chi Minh City of Friendship Organizations (HUFO) celebrated the 68th anniversary of the Independence Day of Indonesia.


         Attending the reception was Ms. Luong Bach Van – Vice Chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh City’s Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, Mr. Le Hung Quoc – Chairman of HUFO, Mr. Dalton Sembiring - Acting Consul General of Indonesia in Ho Chi Minh City, representatives of Indonesian businesses, alumni and Indonesian community in Ho Chi Minh City.


         In his speech, Mr. Le Ton Thanh – Chairman of the Vietnam – Indonesia Friendship Association said that the two-way turnover of both countries has been up to US $4.6 billion and on its way to US $5 billion by 2015. The traditional relations have been continuously consolidated and developed through the cooperation in education, culture and tourism. Particularly, the hot and sensitive issues relevant to Southeast Asia’s sea will continue to be carefully discussed based on the close friendship, mutual respect and free trade.



           “Indonesia and Vietnam will have stronger collaborations in many fields. Education must be given great care. In the school-year 2013-2014, Indonesian government offered 19 Vietnamese students the Dharmasiswa scholarship including language and culture courses in several universities in Indonesia”, Mr. Dalton Sembiring said. Charitable works of Indonesian communities in Ho Chi Minh City and other southern provinces were also remarkable. “A Journey to Wonderful Indonesia” raised 245 million VND for disabled and poor children at Ky Quang II pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City.

Many traditional performances were specially prepared by artists from Indonesia, which warmed up the reception’s atmosphere.

Dan Nguyen



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