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April 30, 2005Saturday, 04/30/2005, 01:42

Grand meeting to celebrate April 30

HCM City organized a grand meeting to celebrate the 30th anniversary of liberation of southern Vietnam and national reunification this morning.
Grand meeting to celebrate April

Grand meeting to celebrate April 30
 

HCM City organized a grand meeting to celebrate the 30th anniversary of liberation of southern Vietnam and national reunification this morning.

Attending the event were some 50,000, troops, dignitaries, local and foreign guests, representatives from various mass organizations, and top Vietnamese leaders, including General Secretary Nong Duc Manh, State President Tran Duc Luong, Prime Minister Phan Van Khai. Representatives from Cuba, Laos and Cambodia were also present.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Nguyen Minh Triet, secretary of the HCM City Party Committee, highlighted the significance of the celebration, difficulties HCM City had to face after the war and its achievements over the past 30 years. Triet said the city would try to accelerate industrialization and modernization and to develop into an economic center of the country.

On the occasion, President Tran Duc Luong awarded the Labor Hero medal to HCM City. Luong praised the city for its dynamism and creativity, its pivotal position in the south and its pioneering role in economic reform. He urged the city to continue further the reform process and to be at the forefront in national industrialization and modernization. �HCM City must try to become a civilized, beautiful city and a center of industry, service, science and technology in Southeast Asia,� he stressed.

The event was also highlighted by a military parade, demonstrations of the mass organizations and art performances.
 

( HCM City  - April 30 )
 


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