A village of Vietnamese people in Kompong Chomlong commune (Photo: VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia visited expatriate families suffering from landslides in the Cambodian province of Kandal on January 16.

The delegation offered financial aid to nine families whose houses collapsed during landslides in Kompong Chomlong commune of Leuk Daek district.

Counsellor Nguyen Manh Cuong said the Vietnamese Party, State and Government and the Vietnamese Embassy consider overseas Vietnamese people, including those in Cambodia, an integral part of the country.

He asked the expatriates to integrate into Cambodian society, comply with local law and maintain Vietnam’s traditional culture.

More than 20,000 people of Vietnamese origin live in eight of the 11 districts of Kandal province. Kompong Chomlong commune alone is home to over 200 Vietnamese families.

Also on January 16, the embassy’s staff surveyed the living conditions of about 170 expatriate families in Dey Ach commune of Kien Svay district, Kandal province, so as to provide assistance for them ahead of the Lunar New Year.-VNA