Homeland spring program 2024 held in Tokyo

Tuesday, 23/01/2024 11:50
The homeland spring program 2024 was organized by the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan in collaboration with the Union of Overseas Vietnamese Associations in the country on January 21 evening in Tokyo in order to bring warm and joyful spring atmosphere for overseas Vietnamese in the host country.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Pham Quang Hieu speaking at the event (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Pham Quang Hieu sent his sympathies to all Japanese people and the Vietnamese community affected by the earthquake that occurred in Ishikawa prefecture.

He emphasized that with the consensus and joint efforts of the entire nation, including overseas Vietnamese, Vietnam achieved great achievements in 2023 in spite of numerous many difficulties and challenges.

Regarding Vietnam-Japan relations, the year 2023 was of special significance to the two countries, and they had jointly organised more than 500 activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations, the diplomat said. Particularly, on the occasion of the official visit to Japan by President Vo Van Thuong in November 2023, Vietnam and Japan upgraded their relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia and the World – the highest level in Vietnam’s foreign relations.

He also called upon overseas Vietnamese in Japan to make active and effective contributions to the great strides in the relations between the two countries.

Currently, the Vietnamese community in Japan has more than 520,000 people and is the second largest foreign community in Japan, acting as an active and effective bridge, contributing to consolidating and strengthening the friendship between the two countries./.