to boost solidarity abroad
HA NOI — A conference
will be organised to strengthen solidarity among Vietnamese communities abroad
and mobilise their contributions to the country’s development.
The first global
conference of overseas Vietnamese, sponsored by the Committee for Overseas
Vietnamese Affairs (COVA) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will be held
from November 19 to 24 in the capital.
Leaders from the Party,
State, relevant ministries and sectors, and more than a thousand Vietnamese
residing around the globe will attend the event.
According to Nguyen Thanh
Son, deputy foreign minister and acting president of COVA, the Prime Minister
issued a decree to speed the implementation of the Government’s action
programme on overseas Vietnamese. The decree also aims to increase the awareness
of this issue at ministries, agencies and localities and protect the legitimate
rights of Vietnamese nationals abroad in line with international treaties and
The move would create more
favourable conditions for Vietnamese expatriates to study the Vietnamese
language and achieve a better understanding of their homeland’s culture, Son
said. — VNS