Overseas Vietnamese Association established in Japan's Okinawa prefecture

Friday, 24/06/2022 17:07
The Overseas Vietnamese Association in Okinawa (AVO) was officially established in order to strengthen connectivity and mutual support among overseas Vietnamese in the locality.

 Delegates at the launching ceremony (Photo: VNA) 

At a meeting held in Naha city of Okinawa prefecture, delegates agreed to approve the charter and operational orientation of the association, and elected an executive board of 15 members and Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong was elected as the President of the association.

According to AVO President Nguyen Thi Huong, with over 3,000 people, Vietnamese is the largest expat community in Okinawa.

She said that the establishment of the association was an important milestone showing the strong development of the Vietnamese community in the prefecture.

The President committed to work with the AVO’s executive board to connect and support the Vietnamese community in Okinawa.

Director of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Okinawa Uechi Satoshi affirmed that Okinawa will continue to develop policies to create a convenient and safe living environment for OVs in the locality.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Vietnamese Consul General in Fukuoka Vu Binh expressed his hope that AVO will contribute to strengthening solidarity and mutual support among Vietnamese expats in Okinawa, and further developing the Vietnam – Japan extensive strategic partnership.

He also thanked local authorities, organizations and businesses for their recent support to OVs in the Japanese locality./.