At the event (Photo: VNA)

In his letter sent to the congress to establish the association, Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu praised the efforts made by the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Fukuoka and the provisional executive committee of the Vietnam-Japan Family Association in mobilizing support and participation for the establishment.

Mr. Hieu, Chairman of the State Commission for Overseas Vietnamese under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, expressed his belief that the Vietnam-Japan Family Association will become a trusted address for connecting, supporting and gathering the community toward a stable and happy life, integration into Japanese society, preservation of traditional cultural identities, and contributions to the two nations’ friendship.

At the congress, more than 40 delegates passed the association’s operation charter and elected the executive board for the 2021-2023 term.

Vietnamese Consul General to Fukuoka Vu Binh pledged to assist the association’s operation.

Chairwoman of the Vietnam-Japan Family Association Nguyen Thi Minh Nguyet stressed her commitment to planning and implementing future activities, taking into account comments and recommendations collected at the congress.

The region covers seven prefectures on Kyushu Island and the Okinawa prefecture./.

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