Overseas Vietnamese in Indonesia celebrate Lunar New Year Festival

Monday, 26/02/2024 16:44
The Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia has recently organized a ceremony in Jakarta for the Vietnamese community in the country to celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Dragon 2024.

A performance by Vietnamese children in Indonesia at the celebration (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Ta Van Thong reviewed the situation of the homeland in 2023 and highlighted the significant results of the two countries’ relations as seen in frequent high-level meetings, thriving economic, trade and investment ties, and the opening of direct air routes that are expected to foster bilateral ties, especially tourism and people-to-people exchanges, in the coming time.

He highlighted the important contributions and role of the Vietnamese community in Indonesia in the homeland’s development, noting that though there are just about 500 Vietnamese people in the archipelago nation, they form a cohesive community who always turn their hearts towards the homeland.

He added that the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia will keep coordination with relevant agencies to fruitfully implement the two countries’ agreements and affirm Vietnam’s role and stature at multilateral forums and mechanisms.

The event was also an occasion for overseas Vietnamese in Indonesia to maintain solidarity and uphold the national identity to contribute to the homeland and the two countries’ relations.

At the ceremony, participants enjoyed musical and “ao dai” performances by Vietnamese people, students, and staff members of the embassy. Traditional dishes like “banh chung” (chung cakes), pork paste, and “pho” were also served at the event./.