|President of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyễn Thiện Nhân (right) shakes hands with a Vietnamese expatriate during his meeting with overseas Vietnamese. — VNA/VNS Photo Thế Anh|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyễn Thiện Nhân has expressed his desire that overseas Vietnamese popularise traditional culture to Vietnamese generations abroad and international friends.
He made the statement during a meeting in HCM City yesterday with 100 overseas Vietnamese who would attend the annual Xuân Quê Hương (Homeland Spring) programme scheduled for later this month.
Nhân informed them that the committee and several agencies are devising a plan to assist Vietnamese nationals abroad in preserving the Vietnamese identity and language.
He wished that overseas Vietnamese would join hands for the homeland’s development, especially in start-ups, and contribute to tightening ties between Việt Nam and international friends.
Several delegates suggested opening Vietnamese cultural centres abroad, making it easier for Vietnamese nationals to meet and introduce their culture to foreign friends.
They also urged relevant agencies to ease traffic congestion, deal with environmental pollution and unsafe food while accelerating administrative reform to attract foreign investment.
They also called for increased external information services, diversified information channels and a database on seas and islands sovereignty, adding that start-up projects should consult intellectuals and businesspeople overseas to achieve the best results.
Additionally, they urged authorised agencies to liaison with overseas Vietnamese communities to bring more students to foreign countries to improve foreign language skills. — VNS