Vietnam, Australia launch 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties

Addressing the event, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Crag Chittick said Vietnam is one of the most important partners of his country in the Indo-Pacific region. The two countries have built strong cooperative ties over the last 45 years and the relations are developing in various fields, including politics, economy, security, and innovation.In November 2017, Prime Ministers Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Malcolm Turnbull agreed to lift bilateral ties to a strategic partnership which will help the countries strengthen cooperation across defence, trade, investment, development cooperation, education, labour, tourism, law, finance, information, and communications.Chittick stressed that the Australia-Vietnam strategic partnership will open up a new chapter in their relations and pave the way for more extensive cooperation.At the ceremony, the official logo of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties made debut. It is the combination of Australia’s Sydney Opera House and the five-pointed star on Vietnam’s national flag.The logo, designed by amateur designer Nguyen Viet Hung, is also the winner of a logo design contest organised by the Australian Embassy and the University of Industrial Fine Art in Hanoi.Ambassador Chittick also presented nine information boards introducing the Temple of Literature to this relic site.Deputy Director of Hanoi’s Department of Culture and Sports Truong Minh Tien said the boards, made in Australia, illustrates the Australian Government’s respect for Vietnam and the capital city of Hanoi.

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