Overseas Vietnamese gather for Tet celebrations
The Vietnamese Consulate General in San Francisco recently held a grand meeting for overseas Vietnamese to celebrate the Lunar New Year (Tet) as the biggest traditional festival is just around the corner.
Vietnamese in Vientiane, Laos gather to celebrate the New Year 2020.
The event was attended by 500 who are Vietnamese-USofficials, businessmen, scholars, expatriates in the West Coast of the US, andrepresentatives from local authorities.
In his remarks, General Consul Nguyen Trac Toan informed the guests ofVietnam’s socio-economic achievements in 2019, highlighting that Vietnamese expatriates in the US have made great contributions to the results, and adding 2020 will mark an important milestone in the bilateral relations as both side aremarking the 25th anniversary of their diplomatic ties.
Toan laid a stress on the role of the Vietnamese community in the US West Coast in building the nation and nurturing the Vietnam-US relations in the past time, while calling for international friends to join hands to develop the ties in a practical fashion.
Meanwhile, similar event was held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Tanzania on January 19, drawing the participation of many Vietnamese people, businesses, and international friends.
Ambassador Nguyen Kim Doanh speaks at the meeting.
Ambassador Nguyen Kim Doanh conveyed Tet wishes of the Party and State leaders to the Vietnamese community in the host nation, and highlighted Vietnam’s political-diplomatic and socio-economic achievements as well as the sound Vietnam-Tanzania relations in the past year.
The Vietnamese Party and State always value the contributions by Vietnamese expatriates, including those in Tanzania, in the national construction and defense,he said, expressing his belief that the Vietnamese people in the host nation will continue to serve as a bridge to further the fruitful traditional friendship between the two countries.
He wished that the Vietnamese nationals will continue overcoming challenges and respecting Tanzanian regulations to give international friends a good image ofVietnam.
Similar activities were also held in Mexico, Poland,Slovakia and the UK on the same occasion.
On January 19, the Vietnamese Embassy in India held a Tet celebration for the Vietnamese community.
Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau extended his Tet greetings to Vietnamese expatriates and highlighted Vietnam’s remarkable socio-economic development over the past year.
The same day, the association of Vietnamese people in Laos celebrated the festival along with the 90th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) (February 3).
The event attracted over 1,000 overseas Vietnamese who were treated to traditional foods and special art performances.
Earlier on January 18, a Tet celebration was observed in Prague capital of the Czech Republic.
Mayor of Prague Libus Jiri Koubek expressed his pleasure to attend the event, which helps people of the two countries understand better about their culture and cuisine.
The Vietnamese permanent mission to the United Nations and the Vietnamese Consulate General in New York also hosted a gathering for nearly 400 overseas Vietnamese./.VNA