Vietnamese expats in India, Russia celebrate Tet
Updated : Monday, February 12, 2018 3:06 PM (GMT+0700)

Vietnamesediplomatic corps in many countries have organised an array of activities foroverseas Vietnamese to celebrate the traditional Tet (Lunar New Year), thebiggest festival in a year for Vietnamese.

An art performance at the get-together hosted by the Vietnamese Embassy in India -
Source: VNA

In New Delhi, a get-togetherat the Vietnamese Embassy on February 11 night brought together Vietnameseexpats, representatives of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)member countries, Indian officials and international friends. 

Addressing the event,Vietnamese Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh highlighted major socio-economic anddiplomatic achievements Vietnam has recorded in 2017. 

With a growth rate of 6.8percent, Vietnam has been named in the list of economies posting fastest growthpace worldwide in the year, the diplomat said. 

He also highlighted multipleactivities marking the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties betweenVietnam and India in 2017, which he said will create a foundation for thebilateral relationship to advance further in 2018. 

The guests were treated toart performances introducing Vietnamese and Indian cultures, along withtraditional Vietnamese dishes.

A similar event was hostedby the embassy in Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, on February 10, along withthe launch of a Vietnamese language class for Vietnamese children inChennai. 

Meanwhile, in Russia, theVietnamese Consulate General in conjunction with Vietnamese associations inEkaterinburg city, Svetlop province, organised a gathering on February 11 aheadof the Tet festival. 

Speaking at the event,Consul General Ngo Phuong Nghi informed the Vietnamese expats in Ekaterinburgabout the political, cultural, sports and economic situation in the homeland,and urged them to strengthen solidarity in order to build a strongcommunity. 

He pledged to provide thegreatest possible support for the expats to run business in the host country inline with Vietnamese and Russian laws. 

President of the VietnameseAssociation in Ekaterinburge Le Thanh Do said the association will coordinatewith the Consulate General to open Vietnamese language classes for Vietnamesechildren in Ekaterinburg, and step up its relations with local authorities.


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