|Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính greeted a child during his meeting with the Vietnamese community in the UK on Sunday (local time). — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang
LONDON — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính met members of the Vietnamese community in the UK on Sunday (local time), as part of his ongoing trip to the country.
Representatives from the community expressed hope that the Vietnamese Government would continue creating favourable conditions for them to make contributions in brainpower and resources to the homeland's development.
Chính affirmed that the about 100,000-strong Vietnamese community in the UK had helped foster the friendship and cooperation between Việt Nam and the UK.
The Government leader hailed the Vietnamese community in the UK for promoting solidarity and well integrating into the host country’s society despite the impacts of COVID-19. The Party and State shared the difficulties that the community faced amid the pandemic, he said.
He hopes overseas Vietnamese in the UK will strengthen their solidarity to overcome difficulties, while abiding by the law of the host country and promoting the image of the nation and people of Việt Nam to foreign friends, thus contributing to the development of the homeland.
Briefing the community on the situation in Việt Nam and the country’s external policies, the PM underscored that the Party and State always paid great attention to and considered overseas Vietnamese an indispensable part of the nation and a resource of the country, as well as an important factor contributing to the partnership and friendship between Việt Nam and other countries.
"Any Vietnamese, living inside or outside the country, is treated equally in the same way," he stressed. — VNS