Tet atmosphere warms up Vietnamese community abroad

Overseas Vietnamese are engaging in a wide range of activities in celebration of the upcoming traditional Lunar New Year (Tet), the most important holiday in Vietnam.

More than 700 guests gathered at a Tet programme held on February 10 at the Sapa trade centre in Libus district, where there are thousands of overseas Vietnamese, in Prague, the Czech Republic.

The event, the fifth of its kind, aims to increase cultural exchanges between Vietnamese and Czech people via introducing Vietnamese foods, traditional costumes, dances and calligraphy.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Mexico hosted a New Year celebration on February 9 for the Vietnamese community in the country.

Charge d’affaires at the embassy Doan Anh Tuan reiterated the Party and State’s policy of regarding the overseas Vietnamese community as an indispensable part of the nation.

Amid the warm atmosphere, participants enjoyed Vietnamese traditional cuisines and music performances by children.

A similar event was held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Tanzania, during which Ambassador Nguyen Kim Doanh highlighted the achievements that Vietnam gained in 2017 along with the significant contributions of Vietnamese expatriates, including those in Tanzania.

In Algeria, Vietnamese Ambassador to Algeria Pham Quoc Tru visited Vietnamese workers at Chinese KunLong construction company in Oulet Fayet new urban area in the outskirts of Algiers capital, to offer them best New Year wishes and gifts.

He hoped the Chinese firm, which currently employs more than 100 Vietnamese workers, will create the best conditions for Vietnamese workers and cooperate with the embassy to seek the most proper ways to address any disagreements.

Yang Jian Nian, a representative from the company, asked for assistance from the Vietnamese Embassy recruit more Vietnamese to work in Algeria.