HA NOI (VNS) — More than 200 overseas Vietnamese (OVs) in Beijing, China, celebrated the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival at a get-together held by the Vietnamese Embassy on January 27.
Addressing the event, Ambassador Nguyen Van Tho briefed the OVs on the country's situation, the relationship between the two countries over the past time as well as major orientations for their future relations.
The Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership reaped positive results on the basis of the motto "friendly neighbourliness, comprehensive cooperation, durable stability and looking towards the future", and the four good spirits "good neighbours, good friends, good comrades and good partners", he said.
Reflecting on the regular exchange of high-ranking visits and cooperation between the two countries' branches and localities, the diplomat said through such visits, Vietnamese and Chinese leaders reached important common perceptions that direct the development of the bilateral ties in the time ahead.
The ambassador also praised the significant contributions of OVs to the country's development, saying the Party and State of Vietnam have always paid attention to OVs in China and other countries across the world.
The same day, the Vietnamese Embassy in Ukraine organised a New Year gathering for OVs in the host country at Kiev National Aviation University.
The event saw the presence of Vietnamese Ambassador to Ukraine Nguyen Minh Tri and Vice President of the Ukraine-Vietnam Friendship Association Leokadia Geracimenko, among others.
Speaking at the meeting, Ambassador Tri noted his appreciation for the efforts made by the overseas Vietnamese community in the country, affirming that the Vietnamese Party and State always consider OVs an integral part of the great national unity.
He pledged that the Vietnamese Embassy will create every favourable condition to help OVs in Ukraine stabilise their lives and attain good results in working and studying there.
Within the framework of the event, there was a special art performance staged by famous artists from Ukraine's Kharkov, Odessa and Kiev cities with the contributions of overseas Vietnamese students in the country. — VNS