Over 40 overseas Vietnamese visit Truong Sa island district, DK1 platform

Thursday, 26/05/2022 16:39
Over 40 overseas Vietnamese (OV) from 17 countries around the world have visited people and soldiers in Truong Sa island district, the south central province of Khanh Hoa, and DK1 platform.

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Delegation of overseas Vietnamese visits Truong Sa island district, DK1 platform in 2022 (Photo: baoquocte.vn)   

The visit, which was delayed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is the 10th of its kind held by the State Commission for Overseas Vietnamese (SCOV) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Naval High Command.

During the visit, taking place May 17-25, the OVs engaged in many activities, including exploring the daily life of locals in the island district, attending a flag hoisting ceremony, and offering incense to heroic martyrs and President Ho Chi Minh.

Ambassador Ngo Huong Nam, Vice Chairman of SCOV, said that the visit aims to affirm Vietnam’s sovereignty and sovereign rights over the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and southern continental shelf.

He added that this is also a chance for the OVs to meet, exchange and foster connections with their fellow Vietnamese at home, contributing to strengthening great solidarity bloc.

The organization of the visit in the context of COVID-19 impacts shows the sentiments and responsibilities of the Party and State towards the Vietnamese community abroad, he added.

During the visit, the OVs presented gifts and necessities to soldiers and people in the island district./.