Greetings to Vietnam

Greetings to VietnamGreetings to Vietnam

President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the Vietnamese people and government over the anniversary of the Southeast Asian country’s independence.

In a message to his Vietnamese counterpart, Tran Dai Quang, on Friday, Rouhani congratulated him on the occasion, which is celebrated on Sept. 2 every year, Tasnim News Agency reported.

He hoped that through efforts made by the officials of the two countries, bilateral ties would expand in political, cultural and economic areas.

Vietnam’s National Day is a national holiday that commemorates Vietnam’s 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.