“Homeland Spring” held for overseas Vietnamese in Slovakia

Tuesday, 30/01/2024 14:15
A “Homeland Spring” program was held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Slovakia on January 27 in Bratislava to bring the warm Tet atmosphere to the Vietnamese community in the European country.
 The“Homeland Spring” programme opens in Bratislava, Slovakia (Photo: VNA)

The event was attended by more than 450 overseas Vietnamese.

Speaking at the event, Ambassador Nguyen Tuan reviewed the successes of the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Slovakia in the past year, such as working with the Slovak government so that the Vietnamese community was recognized as the 14th ethnic minority group of the host country and successfully organizing Vietnam Day in Kosice.

The Ambassador highly appreciated the spirit of solidarity, support, mutual love, hard work and always looking towards the homeland of the Vietnamese community in Slovakia despite objective difficulties such as the war in Ukraine, unemployment, rising inflation, supply chain disruption and energy crisis.

The Ambassador believed that the community would always be a bridge contributing to strengthening the traditional cooperation and friendship between Vietnam and Slovakia.

At the ceremony, Mr. Juraj Droba, Chairman of the Bratislava Autonomous Region, expressed his good feelings towards the Vietnamese community over the past time such as strictly complying with the law, hardworking and making important contributions to the economic and cultural development of the Slovak Republic.

He pledged to continue to create all conditions for the community to further develop and serve as a bridge for friendship and cooperation between Slovakia and Vietnam.

On August 25, 2023, the Vietnamese community was recognised as the 14th ethnic minority group of the host country. The recognition is a testament to their active role in Slovakia's development, thus making more effective contributions to the Vietnam-Slovakia friendship./.