Overseas Vietnamese Across Nations Celebrate Lunar New Year
A get-together to celebrate the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival for Vietnamese people living, working and studying in Egypt was hosted by the Vietnamese Embassy in the African country on January 31.
Addressing the event, Ambassador Tran Thanh Cong briefed participants on the socio-economic situation in the homeland, Vietnam’s achievements in the fight against COVID-19, and remarkable developments in the Vietnam - Egypt relationship in 2021.
He highlighted the traditional relationship between the two countries, saying that there are good prospects for Vietnam and Egypt to further promote the bilateral relations in the time to come, as reported by NDO.
Ambassador Tran Thanh Cong speaking at the event. (Photo: VNA)
The diplomat expressed his hope that the two sides will focus on stepping up the cooperation in their strong fields such as agriculture, textiles, aquatic processing, aquaculture, and electronics.
He added that the two countries should also promote the implementation of cooperative agreements between their localities, thus making it easier for their businesses to access each other's markets.
The ambassador took the occasion to praise efforts and contributions of the Vietnamese community in Egypt to strengthening the friendship between the two countries.
In Russia, a New Year celebration has been held for Vietnamese workers at Sarlanter garment factory in Kirzhach, a town about 100km from Moscow.
According to the owners of the factory - Do Van Tieu and Le Thi La, despite the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years, the company has managed to maintain stable jobs and incomes for about 40 Vietnamese workers.
All the employees expressed their joy at welcoming the traditional Tet of Vietnam here, saying that they hope for a new year of happiness and prosperity.
In Australia, many Vietnamese expats, businesspeople, and students met at a Tet celebration held by the Vietnamese Consulate General in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia on January 30.
Delivering his remark, Consul General Nguyen Dang Thang highlighted the growth of Vietnam – Australia ties, especially in economy-trade, and the contributions of the Consulate General and the expatriates to Vietnam’s COVID-19 prevention and control last year, said VOV.
The agency has mobilised the Australian Government to support Vietnam with 7.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine and so far raised more than AUD41,000 from the Vietnamese communities in New South Wales, Queensland, Nam Australia, and New Caledonia for Vietnam’s response to the pandemic.
In an interviewed with the Vietnamese News Agency, many Vietnamese expats in Australia shared their plans to return home given better controlled COVID-19 situations in the two nations over the past two months and the resumption of commercial flights between them.
|Vietnamese people in the UK participate in a contest of making banh chung (square sticky rice cake) - a traditional Tet food - as part of their Tet celebration. (Photo: VNA)|
In the UK, a similar celebration featuring traditional folk games and food took place on the same day with the participation of more than 1,000 Vietnamese expatriates.
Co-organised by the Vietnamese Family Partnership (VFP) and the Vietnam Business Association in the UK (VBUK) and supported by the Vietnamese Embassy, the event was the biggest of its kind of the community so far.
Also gathering a large number of overseas Vietnamese, a festive event to mark Tet was held in Kunming, China by the Vietnamese Consulate General here.
In Japan, Tet celebrations took place among Vietnamese families who could not come back home on the occasion. They made traditional dishes and decorations to enjoy the festival together.
Lam Xuan Thanh, a Vietnamese living in Tokyo, said preparing for Tet is the way for the expats to help their children better understanding about Vietnamese culture.
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