Vietnam celebrates 65th National Day
Some 60 Vietnamese professionals and skilled workers attended the celebration at the Vietnamese Embassy to learn with pride that the Imperial City of Hanoi has been recognised as a World Cultural Heritage Site and a Vietnamese professor awarded with Fields Medal at the 2010 International Congress of Mathematicians.
Mau Tien Duong, Consul and Second Secretary at the Vietnamese Embassy, said his countrymen around the world take pride of what their country has recently gained that they were celebrating such feat in their respective host countries where they work.
“Everybody in the world are celebrating it and so with my compatriots here in Qatar,” Tien Duong said emphasising that such accolades came at a time that their country has been moving toward competitive development among ASEAN countries.
The historic Imperial City of Hanoi where ruins of the royal palace after it was destroyed in the 19th Century are still intact that the Unesco at its session in Brazil in July 31 recognised it as a World Heritage Site.
Last week, Vietnamese Professor Ngo Bao Chau was named one of four mathematicians to win the prestigious Fields Medal with Indian President Pratibha Patil doing the honours of presenting him the award, considered as a Nobel Prize.
He is the first Vietnamese mathematician and the fourth person in Asia to receive the award.
Vietnamese Ambassador Phung The Long said the Imperial City or locally known in Vietnam as Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is among the five historical sites in their country already recognised by Unesco because of its rich cultural heritage. He said the site will be celebrating an anniversary in October, which will mark more than a thousand years of its existence.
The envoy urged other nationalities in Qatar to visit their country particularly historical and cultural destinations now drawing a lot of tourists from all over world.