HCM City celebrates 50th anniversary of ASEAN

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A flag raising ceremony celebrating the 50th Anniversary of  Founding  of ASEAN was held at Bach Dang Wharf park in downtown HCM City on August 8.

The flag raising ceremony celebrating the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN in HCMC (Photo: Sggp)

The flag raising ceremony celebrating the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN in HCMC (Photo: Sggp)

The event was attended by the chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee, Nguyen Thanh Phong, leaders of various departments, and heads of ASEAN nations' consulates general in HCMC.
Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, Nguyen Thanh Phong made a review of the establishment and development of the ASEAN since its inception in 1967.
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) which was officially launched on December 31, 2015 is also a new beginning, marking a symbolic event in the ASEAN history, he added.
The chairman stressed that the ASEAN flag raising ceremony presents awareness of the building of the ASEAN Economic Community and contribution to its development. The event also reflects Ho Chi Minh City’s commitment in strengthening relationship and development cooperation with member countries.

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Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, Nguyen Thanh Phong speaks at the ceremony.

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HCM City’s leaders and heads of ASEAN nations' consulates general in HCMC attend the event.

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      The flag raising ceremony celebrating the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN in HCMC

By THUY VU – Translated by Kim Khanh

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