Ambassador Vuong Thua Phong (right) and the GAVB's new executive board (Photo: VNA)

Brussels (VNA) – The General Association of Vietnam-Belgium (GAVB) convened its Congress at the Vietnamese Embassy in Brussels, Belgium on June 4.

In his speech at the event, Ambassador to Belgium Vuong Thua Phong lauded the GAVB’s efforts to develop relations with both domestic and foreign organisations and maintain sound cooperation with the authorities of the host country.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Belgium is always ready to support the association’s activities, he said.

The ambassador suggested that the GAVB promote communication works to attract more Vietnamese overseas in the coming time, and praised the association’s plan to set up chapters in Belgium’s localities to expand its activities.

In its 2014-2017 tenure, the GAVB paid special attention to connecting with associations of Vietnamese people in other European nations like Germany, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. It also organised many cultural and sport activities for he Vietnamese community in Belgium.

At the congress, Vietnamese expats suggested the association should have its official headquarters to facilitate its activities.

A new executive board with nine members was elected at the congress with Huynh Cong My re-elected as Chairman for the GAVB’s new tenure.-VNA