At the congress (Photo: VOV)

The congress was attended by about 100 delegates in both direct and online formats.

The Congress voted to approve the official establishment of the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Kitakyushu and elected the Executive Committee of the association, including 13 people. Ms. Ta Minh Thu, a Vietnamese person who has lived, studied and worked in the city for more than 10 years, was elected as the President of the association. In particular, the Executive Committee of the Association has the participation of two Japanese honorary members.

Speaking at the Congress, Consul General Vu Binh warmly congratulated the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Kitakyushu on its official establishment, saying that the event has met overseas Vietnamese’s expectations in this city and the vicinity.

Mr. Vu Binh expressed his gratitude to the government and people in Kitakyushu city for their attention and support of the Vietnamese community in the locality; believed that the Executive Board of the Association will unite and agree to quickly stabilize the organization and leaders the association will conduct practical and meaningful activities, contributing to community cohesion, helping each other stabilize and integrate into the local society, preserving and promoting the proud image of Vietnamese people, and looking to the homeland and making positive contributions to the friendship and cooperation between Hai Phong city and Kitakyushu, as well as between Vietnam and Japan in general.

At the end of the ceremony, the representative of the Consulate General of Vietnam presented congratulatory flowers and a set of Vietnamese language learning books to support the association to open Vietnamese classes for children, as well as Japanese friends who love Vietnamese culture in the coming time./.