Overseas Vietnamese eager to welcome Lunar New Year

26/01/2017
On January 22nd, a meeting celebrating Tet was organized at the headquarters of the Vietnamese Embassy in the United Kingdom (UK), drawing nearly 400 Vietnamese from around the country.

Speaking at the meeting, Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK Nguyen Van Thao briefed Vietnam’s developments in 2016.

He affirmed the Vietnamese community is part of the Vietnamese nation and called on Vietnamese people in the UK to contribute more to the country’s development and the Vietnam-UK relations.

On the occasion, Ambassador Thao also highlighted the progress of the Vietnam-UK relations.
On January 21st, the Vietnamese Embassy in the US organized a meeting to welcome the Lunar New Year (Tet) together with the Vietnamese community living, working and studying in the Washington DC and its vicinity, with the participation of early 300 overseas Vietnamese from different parts in the US.
At the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Pham Quang Vinh reported developments of the country
He affirmed that overseas Vietnamese community is a part of the people of Vietnam; appreciated their enormous contributions to the development of the country in general as well as Vietnam - US relations in particular. The embassy will continue to make further efforts to facilitate the overseas Vietnamese towards the homeland and contribute to building the nation.
On this occasion, Mr. Vinh also reviewed the important developments of the Vietnam-US relations. He believed that the bilateral relations will continue to be enhanced substantially, efficiently, stably and in a long-term under the new administration like the content of the congratulatory message sent by Vietnamese leaders to newly-elected President Donald Trump on November 9th, 2016 and the content of the phone talk between Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and President Donald Trump on December 14th, 2016.
He also announced Vietnam’s diplomatic achievements over the past year and said that the focus of Vietnam’s diplomacy this year is to successfully organize the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, an opportunity to further expand trade and investment cooperation in the region and contribute to Vietnam’s development, international position.
At the event, the Ambassador and representatives of the overseas Vietnamese community burnt incense to pray for a peaceful, prosperous and happy New Year for the nation as well as the overseas Vietnamese community. The participants also enjoyed an art program and traditional dishes.

On the same day, a ceremony to welcome the Year of the Rooster was organized by the Vietnamese Embassy in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Speaking at the event, Ambassador Do Ba Khoa lauded the contributions of the Vietnamese community in Brazil to the socio-economic development and to the friendship between the two countries./.
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