Hoàng Đình Thắng, President of the Union of Vietnamese People Associations in Europe and Honorary Chairman of the Vietnamese People Association in the Czech Republic.— VNA/VNS Photo
PRAGUE — As the 13th National Party Congress is approaching, Vietnamese people in the Czech Republic have expressed high expectations for the once-every-five-years event.
Hoàng Đình Thắng, President of the Union of Vietnamese People Associations in Europe and Honorary Chairman of the Vietnamese People Association in the Czech Republic, voiced his belief in the success of the 13th National Party Congress, scheduled to take place in Ha Noi from January 25 to February 2.
According to him, the Party and State have made thorough preparations for the congress, including collecting opinions from people both at home and abroad about draft documents to be submitted to the event.
Most overseas Vietnamese are well aware the Party and State have successfully carried out the resolutions issued at the 12th National Party Congress in early 2016, gaining significant achievements in developing the economy and promoting Việt Nam’s stature in the international arena, he said.
2020 was full of difficulties for the whole world, but Việt Nam was a bright spot by curbing the pandemic and sustaining economic growth. The country also performed important international duties, boosting international economic integration, and enhancing external relations.
Those accomplishments are a source of pride for Việt Nam and also show the unanimity of the entire political system and the people, both at home and abroad, in national development, Thắng said.
He voiced his hope that via the congress, the Party and State will continue paying attention to the overseas Vietnamese community by issuing policies that help them be more connected with the homeland and better integrate into host societies.
Vietnamese people in Europe also expect Việt Nam’s relations with European countries to be strengthened to reach a new height, and they will serve as an important bridge in this process, he added.
Nguyễn Văn Sơn, Secretary of the Party cell at the SAPA Trade Centre and Director of the Prague Centre of Vietnamese Language, showed his pride in recent national development achievements and said he believed in the Party’s leadership and the success of the coming National Party Congress.
He said overseas Party members like him are delighted with the Party and State’s actions in the corruption fight as well as thorough personnel preparations for the congress.
With 20-year efforts to maintain the teaching and learning of Vietnamese language at the Prague centre, Sơn appreciated the Party and State leaders’ support for this work, adding that he hopes the Vietnamese Embassy in the Czech Republic will work with agencies in the homeland to help maintain language teaching and learning in the European nation.
Vietnamese people form one of the largest foreign communities in the Czech Republic and are recognised as an ethnic group there. —VNS