Forty-five years after the country’s reunification, Ho Chi Minh City has transformed from a war-damaged city into a major economic hub in the country and Southeast Asia. With a population of around 13 million, the city aims to become a smart and modern urban area.
Diplomatic relations between Vietnam and former Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic, were established on February 2, 1950. Since then, bilateral friendship and cooperation have been strengthened.
On January 30, 1950, the Soviet Union became one of the first countries to establish diplomatic ties with the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
The sixth National Party Congress, which took place in December 1986, was a significant milestone thanks to the introduction of Doi Moi (renewal) process.
After the liberation of the South and reunification of the nation, the Communist Party of Vietnam led the country to overcome war aftermaths and restore the economy.
Between 1965-1973, the Party continued to lead the whole country in the resistance war against the US since the US launched the "local war" in the South and a destructive war in the North.