At the event (Photo: SCOV)

The congress was attended by young Vietnamese from 11 nations, including Belgium, France, the Czech Republic, Austria and Poland.

Deputy Foreign Minister and Head of the SCOV Pham Quang Hieu sent a congratulatory letter to the event, stating that the establishment is important. He said he believes the association will sustainably link young Vietnamese and those of Vietnamese origin in Europe, and hoped it would organize practical activities.

The congress elected a 24-member provisional executive committee, headed by Nguyen Thi Dieu Linh, who is Head of the Vietnamese Students’ Association in the Czech Republic.

Nguyen Dieu Linh, deputy director of the State Commission’s department of economic relations and science and technology, lauded the contributions of Vietnamese students’ associations across European nations in the past.

She hoped the new association would create a common environment for Vietnamese youth in Europe to develop and mobilise their intellectual resources in contribution to Vietnam’s growth and improved relations with European countries./.

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