Seminar on policy and law with Vietnamese community in Northeast Asia

Thursday, 27/10/2022 15:00
A delegation of the State Commission for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs led by Ambassador Ngo Huong Nam, Vice Chairman of the commission, paid a working visit to the Republic of Korea (RoK) from October 23-26.
The delegation and overseas Vietnamese in the RoK (Photo: VNA) 

During its stay in RoK, the delegation had meetings with representatives of the Overseas Vietnamese Association in the RoK, the Vietnam-Korea Business and Investment Association, and the Vietnamese Students Association in the RoK.

At a meeting with representatives of the Overseas Vietnamese Association in the RoK, Mr. Nam briefed the participants on the Nationality Law and the draft Land Law and Housing Law (revised).

According to him, regarding the draft Land Law and Housing Law (revised), the commission suggested amendments to allow Overseas Vietnamese to have the right to inherit and receive land transfers outside housing development projects.

In addition, he said that SCOV recently held a discussion on policies and laws with the Vietnamese community in Europe. In the coming time, it is expected to hold a seminar on policy and law with the Vietnamese community in Northeast Asia, including the RoK.

Before 2011, about 30,000 people gave up their Vietnamese nationality to acquire Korean citizenship. There are also 66,000 Vietnamese students studying in the RoK, accounting for 44% of the total number of foreign students in the country.

The Ambassador proposed paying attention to forming a strong association of Vietnamese women who got married with Korean men, as well as fellow-countrymen associations to connect with localities in the homeland.

He also called on Vietnamese companies in RoK to pay attention to promoting Vietnamese products in the RoK.

Immediately after the meeting with representatives of overseas Vietnamese Associations in the RoK, Vice Chairman Ngo Huong Nam and Ambassador Nguyen Viet Anh witnessed the cooperation signing ceremony between the RoK’s Beauty Industry Competency Development Association and the Female Entrepreneur Association of the Vietnamese Small and Medium Businesses.

During the visit to the RoK, the Vietnamese delegation had a working session with the Vietnamese Embassy and visited the Foreign Workers Support Center in the city of Ansan.

According to Mr. Kwon Soon Gil, Center Director, Ansan has 2,100 Vietnamese people out of more than 85,000 foreigners living and working in the city, making the Vietnamese community the sixth largest out of 107 foreigner communities in Ansan.

For his part, Ambassador Ngo Huong Nam thanked and wished that the city government would continue to care for and support the Vietnamese community there./.