Liaison board for Vietnamese community in South Africa makes debut

Thursday, 11/05/2023 14:54
A liaison board for the Vietnamese community in South Africa made its debut at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Vietnamese Embassy in Pretoria on May 9.
Ambassador Hoang Van Loi speaking at the event (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the ceremony, Head of the Board Le Hoai Nam said its establishment will help them catch up with the latest developments in the community for better connection and mutual help.

He emphasized that it will also act as a bridge connecting Vietnamese people in organising activities toward their homeland and support the country’s development as well as encouraging them to abide by the host country’s laws.

The board will mobilize the Vietnamese community to actively participate in events to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam-South Africa diplomatic ties (December 22, 1993 – 2023), he added.

Speaking at the event, Ambassador Hoang Van Loi expressed his hope that the liaison board will help consolidate friendship and cooperation among the Vietnamese community and improve the position and image of Vietnamese people not only in South Africa but also in other countries in Southern Africa.

The Ambassador affirmed that the Embassy will provide guidance, support and encouragement to the Liaison Board for the Vietnamese Community in South Africa and the Vietnamese Association in South Africa in the future.

After the debuting ceremony, the members of the Interim Liaison Board and the representative of the Vietnamese Embassy in South Africa organized a meeting to discuss and give opinions on the organization and operation regulations of the board as well as directions for activities in the coming time.

Currently, there are nearly 200 Vietnamese in South Africa./.

Nguyệt Hằng