Various activities mark Vietnamese New Year in Russia, Germany
Updated : Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:17 AM (GMT+0700)

Celebrationsfor the Lunar New Year (Tet) have created a Tet atmosphere among Vietnamesecommunities in Russia and Germany, with the festival only a few days away.

Staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia pose for a photo at the Tet celebration on
February 12 - Photo: VNA

The Vietnamese Embassy inRussia hosted a banquet at the Hanoi-Moscow multifunctional complex in Moscowon February 12. The event was attended by representatives of the RussianMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of EconomicDevelopment, the Russia-Vietnam Friendship Association, the embassies of ASEANcountries in Russia and a number of Vietnamese people.

Addressing the banquet,Vietnamese Ambassador Ngo Duc Manh reviewed bilateral relations in 2017,affirming he would do his utmost to strengthen the links. He expressed his hopethat Russian friends will continue contributing to the two countries’partnership.

He also offered condolencesto Russian people and bereaved families of the victims of the An-148 aircraftaccident on February 11.

Appreciating theambassador’s condolences, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s ThirdAsian Department Ludmila Vorobyova lauded Vietnam, particularly its role inASEAN, Asia and the world. She wished Vietnamese people happiness and moresuccess in the New Year.

Also on February 12,Vietnamese people in Germany held a concert in celebration of Tet in Leipzigcity. The event featured 19 performances by 12 Vietnamese arts clubs fromacross Germany.

Vietnamese Ambassador DoanXuan Hung sent his best wishes to the expatriates as well as German people andforeign friends. He described 2017 as a successful year for Vietnam in terms ofeconomy and diplomacy.

The diplomat recognised theactivities of Vietnamese in the European nation, adding that he hopes they willenhance solidarity to help promote the two countries’ friendship andcooperation and build a prosperous Vietnamese community in Germany.

On February 11, an artsprogramme was also held by the Vietnamese Consulate General in Frankfurt amMain city. Consul General Nguyen Hong Linh said the event was a gift fromartists from the homeland for expatriates.

Meanwhile, Tet celebrationswere also held by the Vietnamese people associations in Berlin and Halle citieson February 10 and 11.


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