OVs in Vietnamese celebrate Tet (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Overseas Vietnamese worldwide are celebrating the 2017 Lunar New Year with traditional New Year treats and art performances.

A celebration hosted by the Embassy of Vietnam in Indonesia on January 23 brought together nearly 300 Vietnamese expatriates and staff members of Vietnamese representative offices.

Addressing the event, Ambassador Hoang Anh Tuan took the occasion to express his thanks to international friends and partners for their continuous support and cooperation.

He highlighted the achievements Vietnam has made in building and protecting the nation, reiterating the OVs community in Indonesia is an inseparable part of the nation.

On January 22, more than 200 OVs also gathered at a Tet celebration in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Israel Cao Hoang Quoc Hai highlight the growing diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Israel over the past 25 years, saying that Israel is one of Vietnam’s most important economic partners in the Middle East.

In 2016, the two nations’ trade value exceeded 1.3 billion USD. The two are conducting negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement towards the goal of raising the bilateral trade value to three billion USD.

The Embassy of Vietnam in New Zealand also organised a gathering in Wellington for compatriots to welcome the Tet festival.-VNA