Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh (L) (Source: VNA)
Singapore (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh spoke highly of the role of the Vietnamese community in Singapore in connecting the two countries during a visit to the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore on July 15.

Talking to representatives from the Vietnamese community and staff of the Embassy and Vietnamese representative offices in Singapore, the Deputy PM said he hopes each member of the community will promote solidarity and support each other to contribute to the host country’s prosperity.

He also asked the community to assist with their home country’s development using their knowledge and experience.

The Deputy PM also took this occasion to brief the overseas Vietnamese community on the country’s socio-economic situation, as well as opportunities and challenges it is facing, and the implementation of State’s guidelines and policies, especially in building a constructive and creative government, maintaining political stability, speeding up economic integration, and protecting territorial sovereignty.

Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh is making an official visit to Singapore from July 13-15 at the invitation of Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.

During the three-day visit, Binh held talks with and attended a banquet hosted by Deputy PM Teo Chee Hean, paid courtesy calls to President Tony Tan Keng Yam and PM Lee Hsien Loong, attended a luncheon hosted by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon.-VNA