|Vice Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Manh Quyen speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)
Vice Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Manh Quyen affirmed that Hanoi attaches importance to cooperation with Australian localities. City leaders have meetings and seek opportunities to work with representatives of the Australian states, he said, adding that people-to-people diplomacy is contributing to enhancing the friendship and mutual understanding between the peoples of Vietnam and Australia.
Andrew Goldzinowski, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, said that the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties is not only an opportunity for the two countries to look back on their achievements, but also look forward to the future.
Pictures drawn by students in Hanoi about the Vietnam-Australia friendship, the beauty of the two countries and the two capitals were on display at the event.