Association of Vietnamese to be set up in India, Nepal

Monday, 2017-06-19 11:00:55
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NDO/VNA - The Vietnamese community in India and Nepal convened its first congress at the Vietnamese Embassy in India, on June 18, to discuss the establishment of a General Association of Vietnamese in the two southern Asian nations.

In his remarks at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to India, Nepal and Bhutan, Ton Sinh Thanh, said the event marks a new stage in development for the Vietnamese community in India and Nepal and helps to promotes solidarity among Vietnamese expatriates.

The Vietnamese Government and Embassy treasures overseas Vietnamese and views them as an inseparable part of the nation, Thanh said, highlighting that the Embassy will protect the rights and interests of the Vietnamese people who are living, working and studying in India and Nepal.

He expressed his hope that the Vietnamese community will respect the laws of the host countries and contribute to furthering ties with India and Nepal.

The ambassador also detailed the country’s development in the 30 years of Doi moi (reform) and discussed Vietnam-India relations at the event.

The congress agreed to establish the General Association of Vietnamese in India and Nepal, which will comprise of a seven-member executive board and a three-member advisory board. The association will work to connect the Vietnamese communities in India and Nepal, to organise cultural activities and teach Vietnamese to the children of Vietnamese expats.

On the occasion, the Embassy launched a campaign in support of the nation’s sea and islands.