Art show welcomes overseas Vietnamese returning for Tet

Thursday, 2018-02-08 04:34:47
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President Tran Dai Quang speaking at the programme (Credit: VNA)
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NDO/VNA - President Tran Dai Quang beat the drum to kick off the Xuan Que Huong (Homeland Spring) 2018 festival on the evening of February 7, welcoming a delegation of overseas Vietnamese (OVs) who have returned home to enjoy the Lunar New Year (Tet).

The delegation included 90 delegates from 25 countries and territories worldwide, representing 4.5 million overseas Vietnamese who are living in 109 foreign nations and territories.

Addressing the programme, President Quang highlighted Vietnam’s major achievements in various fields and extended his most heartfelt Tet greetings to the OVs and applauded their contributions to building and developing the country, as well as strengthening solidarity among Vietnamese expats and promoting their integration into the host nations.

He noted that macroeconomic stability, controlled inflation, budget revenues and large balances of the economy were guaranteed. GDP growth reached 6.81% while export-import turnover reached US$425 billion, the highest figure ever.

The President also briefed the OVs on the success of the APEC Vietnam Year 2017 and the 25th APEC Economic Leaders Meeting.

“We have successfully completed the role of host, making history in the process of economic integration in the Asia-Pacific region, demonstrating the stature and wisdom of Vietnam and contributing to strengthening the cooperation with other countries in the region, major partner countries and traditional friends,” he said.

He stressed that the overseas Vietnamese community are consistently considered as an integral part of the nation, adding that the Party and Government will continue supporting and creating favourable conditions for OVs to integrate into the host countries and make further contributions to national development.

President Tran Dai Quang beats the drum to open the festival. (Credit: vnexpress.net)

A performance at the programme (Credit: vnexpress.net)