|Delegates at the launching ceremony (Photo: VNA)
The establishment of the club also aims to respond to the movement “All for Vietnam’s seas and islands” that is spreading across Europe.
The club is also expected to promote Vietnamese people, nature, marine culture, and specialties, to attract visitors to Vietnam.
According to Ms. Tran Thu Dung, a founder of the club, the club will also engage in fundraising to support students, teachers, schools, community houses, and libraries on the Truong Sa Islands, contributing to socio-economic development and protecting Vietnam's sovereignty over the seas and islands.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang highly appreciated the initiative, describing the event as a demonstration of the faith of overseas Vietnamese in France, their homeland and its seas and islands.
The diplomat express his hope that the club will attract more and more members, organise useful and interesting activities towards the homeland, as well as make more contributions to the country in the coming time.
Ms. Cao Hong Vinh, Head of the Liaison Committee for Overseas Vietnamese in Europe's "For Vietnam’s sea and islands" and the representative of Truong Sa - Hoang Sa Club in Poland, said that this is the 5th organization established by Vietnamese people who love Vietnam’s sea and islands in Europe.
She also said that in the near future, the Liaison Committee for Overseas Vietnamese in Europe will organize many activities, including a seminar with the theme "East Sea and Vietnam's sovereignty" to connect overseas Vietnamese who have visited Truong Sa Archipelago, who love the sea and islands and help international friends understand more about Vietnam's sovereignty.
On this occasion, the club introduced songs and documentaries about Truong Sa, signed autographs on books about Vietnam's seas and islands, written by overseas Vietnamese in France who had the opportunity to visit Truong Sa, and organized donations to raise funds to build schools for children in remote islands of the country./.