TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (Press Shia) – President Rouhani sent a message to the President of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang and congratulated to him and the people of Vietnam the country’s National Day.

I sincerely congratulate the National Day of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to your Excellency and the people of your country, the message reads.

Expressing happiness over close ties between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Rouhani hoped the two countries would witness growing ties and cooperation in all aspects of political, economic and cultural fields with firm determination.

President Rouhani further wished the best for Tan Sang, Vietnamese government and people from all walks of the life. “I wish for health, success and prosperity for Vietnamese government and people.”

September 2nd, 1945 is an important landmark marking a major turning point of Vietnam. It was an establishment day of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and is also considered the National Independence Day of the current Socialist Republic of Vietnam. President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence at Ba Dinh Square, officially claiming the independence and sovereignty of Vietnam from France and Japan.

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