Consul General Vu Binh (fourth from right in first row) and the temporary executive board (Photo: VNA) 

At the meeting, the delegates passed the regulations of the association. It was built meticulously in consultation with Japanese lawyers.      

The meeting also voted 18 members of the temporary executive committee of the association.

Do Phu Son, Director of HSC Japan Company, was elected as the Chairman of the association. He has lived and worked in Japan for 14 years and has regularly made positive contributions to build the Vietnamese community over the past years.

Deputy Chairman and Secretary General of the association is Mr. Nguyen Duy Anh, Director of GAG Japanese Language Institute.   

On behalf of the temporary executive board, Mr. Do Phu Son thanked the delegates for their trust and committed to build solidarity, respect and obey the association's regulations, strive to fulfill the role and responsibility the association assigned.

The delegates representing 9 groups of the community such as youth, student, scientist and entrepreneur, congratulated the association on its establishment and committed to make efforts to contribute to build and develop the association.  

Speaking at the meeting, Consul General of Vietnam to Fukuoka Vu Binh believed that the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Fukuoka would organize activities to boost solidarity of the community, preserve and promote the identity and tradition of the nation, teach and learn Vietnamese language, preserve and build the honour and image of the people of Vietnam, introduce the Vietnamese culture to people of Japan and countries, contributing to the Vietnam- Japan strategic partnership, as well as friendship of Vietnam with people of other countries. 

The establishment of the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Fukuoka meets the burning demand for many years of generations of Vietnamese people there. They want to have a common house to connect all groups of Vietnamese people in Fukuoka as well as support each other, share experience to develop and integrate into the local society, together toward the homeland.

The Vietnamese community in Kyushu has increased to 33,000 people, Fukuoka is considered the capital of this region, and the number of Vietnamese people there is over 13,000 people./.