|Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the State Commission for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs Pham Quang Hieu speaking at the conference (Photo: VNA)
Speaking at the conference, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Quang Hieu, Chairman of the State Commission for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked to increase comprehensive, long-term measures to support overseas Vietnamese, especially those in extremely disadvantaged areas.
He proposed improving the efficiency of citizen protection, and stronger coordination between ministries, agencies and localities in managing and educating Vietnamese workers and students abroad.
According to him, it is necessary to consolidate legal documents and reform administrative procedures to lure more overseas Vietnamese home, adding that resources from overseas Vietnamese should be further tapped.
The Chairman also highlighted quick response in the information work in order to oppose distorted allegations.
Hieu affirmed that the Vietnamese community abroad forms an integral part of the great national unity bloc, and that staying united with overseas Vietnamese is the task and responsibility of the entire political system and all people, with Party organizations playing the key role.
According to Mr. Ngo Trinh Ha, Vice Chairman of the State Commission for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, that the overseas Vietnamese work has achieved significant outcomes, saying the overseas Vietnamese community has been developing and their legal status, economic conditions, position and reputation in host countries have been improved.
He added that overseas Vietnamese have tightened their bonds with the homeland and actively contributed to national construction and defence, lauding their role as friendship bridges between Vietnam and countries worldwide.
The report also pointed to shortcomings in the work regarding the supplementation, perfection and implementation of relevant mechanisms, policies and legal regulations, especially those on nationality, investment attraction, and incentives for overseas Vietnam who are experts and intellectuals, along with issues relating to support to overseas Vietnam in integrating into host countries, and the management of overseas Vietnamese students and labourers.
At the conference, the delegates proposed further consolidating policies and laws to create conditions for overseas Vietnamese to contribute to the homeland, and optimizing resources from the community for national construction, especially their “soft” resources./.