|Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Secretariat Le Hong Anh (centre in black) pays tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at the New Zealand House in London, where there is a plaque dedicated to him. The house was built in the foundation of the Carlton Hotel, where the late President worked from 1913-17 while staying in London. — VNA/VNS Photo Do Sinh
LONDON (VNS) — The Vietnamese community in the United Kingdom needs to hold high the spirit of unity and support for Viet Nam in regard to significant developments in the homeland.
Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Secretariat Le Hong Anh, made this remark at a meeting with Luong Son Thanh, chairman of the Association of Overseas Vietnamese in the UK, and other representatives of the Vietnamese expatriate community in London last Friday, the start of Anh's working visit to the UK which ended yesterday.
He said Vietnamese expatriates in the UK and elsewhere were always considered an important component of the country's unity bloc, and informed them that concerned Vietnamese agencies were carefully and thoroughly examining expatriates' proposals and opinions from around the world to make prompt policy adjustments.
Anh added that peaceful measures must be used to implement the policy of safeguarding national sovereignty over seas and islands in line with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982 and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC).
For his part, Thanh pledged that the expatriate community would join hands with compatriots at home in the nation-building process and the protection and promotion of national sovereignty. — VNS