New Delhi (VNA) – The Vietnamese community in India and Nepal convened
its first congress at the Vietnamese Embassy in India on June 18 to discuss establishing
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 development for the Vietnamese
community in India and Nepal and promotes solidarity among Vietnamese
Vietnamese Government and Embassy treasure overseas Vietnamese and sees 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.
expressed his hope that the Vietnamese community will respect the laws of the
host countries and contribute to ties with India and Nepal.
The ambassador also detailed the country’s development after 30 years of Doi
moi (reform) and Vietnam-India relations at the event.
The congress agreed to establish the General Association of Vietnamese in India
and Nepal with a seven-member executive board and a three-member advisory
board. The association will work to connect the Vietnamese communities in India
and Nepal, organise cultural activities and teach Vietnamese to Vietnamese
the occasion, the Embassy launched a campaign to support the nation’s sea and islands.-VNA