Vietnamese in South Korea Contribute to Bilateral Friendship

Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son said the overseas community in South Korea had performed its role as a bridge to connect the two nations well.
Vietnamese in South Korea Contribute to Bilateral Friendship
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son (middle) took a photo with the representatives of the Vietnamese associations in South Korea.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son met with representatives of Vietnamese organizations in South Korea on Feb. 11.

The list of organizations included the Vietnamese association, student association, women's union and the Vietnam Innovation Network in Korea.

Leaders of organizations reported to the minister on their activities and the situation of the Vietnamese community, which includes more than 200,000 people and 60,000 families.

According to their reports, the community is united. Many activities have been held to support Vietnamese expats and preserve their cultural identity. Vietnamese classes are organized to help second-generation stay connected to their roots. Vietnamese in South Korea shows enthusiasm toward activities launched by the homeland.

Though suffering negative impacts posed by the pandemic, associations have upheld the homeland's tradition of "healthy leaves protect torn ones" by holding activities to support the needy They have called for contributions to donate to the country's Covid-19 prevention fund and vaccine fund.

Vietnamese in South Korea Contribute to Bilateral Friendship
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son and representatives of the Vietnamese-Korean association.

Minister Bui Thanh Son expressed his appreciation that the Vietnamese community in South Korea, though is newly formed, has made many contributions to the homeland and the host country, especially in building a bridge of friendship to connect the two nations. He said he was pleased to know all members of the community cared for each other and always strove to rise above struggles.

Son confirmed the attention that the party and state of Vietnam granted to the community. Vietnamese overseas in South Korea are an integral part of the nation, he said, adding that the party and state continued to seek ways to solve difficulties in the community.

Vietnamese leaders had always mentioned the importance of the country's expats in promoting friendly and cooperative relations with South Korea when meeting South Korean counterparts, Son said.

They also suggest the Korean Government facilitate the community to further integrate with the host country. They addressed the issues of accommodation, study and work conditions, especially support for brides and children of Korean - Vietnamese families.

Minister Bui Thanh Son praised the contributions of many generations of the Ly family, who have contributed to the development of South Korea. Many of the family members hold high positions in society and always support the Vietnamese overseas in South Korea through activities such as holding visits to Vietnam on holidays, introducing business opportunities in Vietnam to South Korean investors.

The Ly family has continued to carry out practical activities, supporting the homeland in various forms and strengthening the connection between Vietnamese and Korean people, fostering friendship between the two nations.

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