Overseas Vietnamese in US virtually celebrate Lunar New Year
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|The Vietnamese Embassy in the US organised an online event on February 5 for the Overseas Vietnamese (OV) community to celebrate the start of the traditional Lunar New Year festival (Tet). Source: Vietnamese Embassy|
|More than 200 guests from the OV community based in the US, including various Vietnamese intellectuals and businessmen, along with representatives from various Vietnamese associations and agencies in the US, plus international friends attended the event. In Photo: Performance by Dr. Ngo Thanh Nhan.|
|On behalf of the Vietnamese Party and State, Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc and his wife Nguyen Phuong Lien extended his Lunar New Year greetings to members of the OV community and international friends. He noted that despite the COVID-19 challenges in 2020, Vietnam successfully contained the epidemic, maintained constant economic development, and ensured citizen protection and effective support for the OV community abroad.|
|Vietnamese representative agencies in the US have been strictly co-ordinating efforts to arrange flights aimed at repatriating Vietnamese people, while also mobilising the local government in order to ensure security, safety, and the legitimate rights of Vietnamese citizens in the US, said Ngoc.|
|He singled out the OV community in the US for their great efforts to overcome the challenges faced in recent times, uniting with their respective local communities in order to battle against the epidemic. In Photo: Composer and multi-instrumentalist Vo Van Anh performing with Vietnamese traditional instruments.|
|Ambassador Ngoc affirmed that the achievements recorded in mutual relations can be attributed to the valuable contributions made by the OV community, along with the close co-operation of US and international friends. In Photo: Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc presents face masks as gift to Adam Boehle, CEO of the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). VNA|
|During the event, US Ambassador Kenneth Quinn extended lunar New Year greetings to Vietnamese people and expressed his belief that joint ties between the US and Vietnam will soon reach new heights. In Photo: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi on October 30, 2020. Source: US Department of State|
|Business representatives expressed their hope that Vietnamese people will soon overcome this challenging period and achieve higher growth in 2021. In Photo: Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc and Rep. Ted Yoho during a recent meeting in the US.|
The US was the nation’s largest export market in January with a turnover of USD7.5 billion, representing an annual increase of 57.4%, according to statistics released by the General Statistics Office (GSO).
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