Vietnamese association in RoK elects new executive board
(VNF) - A 21-member executive board of the Vietnamese association in the Republic of Korea for the 2017-2019 tenure was elected at the association’s conference in Seoul on July 8 which reviewed its 2015-2017 activities and outlined tasks for 2017-2019 tenure.
Meeting overview (source: The Vietnamese Association in Korea)
The congress was held under the support of the Vietnamese embassy in Korea, with the theme: "Community solidarity, Sustainable development."
Nguyen Ngoc Cam, Honorary Mayor of Seoul was elected as Chairwoman while Tran Hai Linh, Chairman of the association’s executive board for the 2015-2017 tenure, as Honorary Chairman.
Speaking at the event, Linh said nearly 150,000 Vietnamese people are living and working in the RoK, and the number is forecast to increase in the time to come.
In the past years, the association held a number of cultural and sport festivals, provided support for multi-cultural Vietnam-RoK families and underpriviledged Vietnamese nationals living in both the RoK and home country. Notably, a photo exhibition affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos and requiems for Vietnamese martyrs were also held while a fund “For Vietnam’s sea and island sovereignty” was established.
Delegates in group pictures (source: Vietnamese Association in Korea)
During the third tenure from 2017-2019, the association will continue to broadcast the images of Vietnam and its people, particularly in 2017 when Vietnam and the RoK celebrate the 25th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.
The Association also took the ocassion to discuss on the new operation approach, which will develop toward more transparency, simple yet effective, logical organization, clear assignment of tasks.
Vietnamese Ambassador to the RoK Nguyen Vu Tu, for his part, affirmed his commitment to assisting the association in the coming tenure, so that the Vietnamese nationals in the RoK could further contribute to bilateral ties./.
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