The Vietnamese Consulate General in Perth City, Western Australia state,
in conjunction with the local council held a ceremony on Feb. 26, to
celebrate the 40 th establishment anniversary of Vietnam-Australia
Addressing the ceremony, Consul General
Le Viet Duyen highlighted the development in the relations between the
two countries over the past 40 years, particularly after they
established a comprehensive partnership in 2009.
recent establishment of the Vietnamese consulate general in Perth
was also an evidence for the two sides’ efforts to boost the relations,
He noted that Vietnam is the 19 th
largest trade partner of Western Australia state with two-way trade
reaching 800 million AUD last year. The Vietnamese community in the
state now numbers around 15,000, besides 2,000 Vietnamese students.
On the occasion, the governor of Western Australia has sent greetings to the government and people of Vietnam .
Lily Chen, a member of the Perth City Council, welcomed the
establishment of the Vietnamese consulate general in the city. She
expressed her wish that Perth establish twinning relations with a city
in Vietnam in the coming time.
A Vietnam film festival
was also launched on this occasion, introducing two films – “ Vietnam
on the way of development” and “Pao’s story”./.