Fri. May 24th, 2024

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called on the Overseas
Vietnamese Liaison Association to play a greater role as an important
bridge connecting the overseas Vietnamese community with nearly 90
million people at home.

Phuc made the call at
the 3 rd Congress of the Overseas Vietnamese Liaison Association held
on March 17 in Hanoi with the participation of over 200 delegates
and prominent guests including Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland
Front Nguyen Lam and Vice Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Committee
for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs Dang The Hung.

affirmed that the overseas Vietnamese community, which numbers about 5
million, is an integral part of the Vietnamese nation.

The Deputy PM spoke highly of the achievements the association has
reapped in its previous term, saying that this will serve as a solid
foundation for the association to move forwards further development in
the new period.

At the event, the association’s
Secretary General Nguyen Lan Trung highlighted the association’s
effective implementation of its main political task of popularising the
government’s policies among the overseas Vietnamese community over the
past five years.

The association, which now
comprises of more than 300 members, has set up contacts with hundreds of
overseas Vietnamese visiting the home country to receive their opinions
and discuss how they can contribute to the development of the

On this occasion, several individuals
and groups were honoured with the President’s Order on National Unity
and certificates of merits of the Vietnam Fatherland Front and the
Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs for their outstanding
contributions to the cause.

The delegates elected
former Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Phu Binh as the president of the
association for the 2012-2017 term.-VNA

By vivian