President Rouhani Felicitates Vietnamese Counterpart on National Day
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday congratulated his Vietnamese counterpart President Truong Tan Sang on the occasion of Vietnam National Day.
The Iranian president referred to the common stances of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on international issues and the existing potentials in both countries as the basis for further improvement of bilateral ties.
In a separate message addressed to the Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, the Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahamgiri, expressed hope that ties between the two countries will expand in the future, particularly in political, economic and cultural fields.
Vietnam National Day is a national holiday in Vietnam observed on September 2, which commemorates the Vietnam Declaration of Independence from France on September 2, 1945.
Japan occupied Vietnam during World War II but allowed the French to remain and exert some influence. At the war's end in August 1945, a power vacuum was created in Vietnam.
Capitalizing on this, the Viet Minh launched the "August Revolution" across the country to seize government offices.
Emperor Bao Dai abdicated on August 25, 1945, ending the Nguyen Dynasty. On September 2, 1945, at Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh, leader of the communist Viet Minh organization, declared Vietnam's independence under the new name of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN) in a highly patriotic speech.