Beijing (VNA) – The Vietnamese community in China on January 16 gathered at the Vietnamese Embassy in Beijing to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet), the year of the Rooster.

Addressing the event, Ambassador Dang Minh Khoi reviewed the socio-economic development of the country during the past year, as well as the Vietnam-China ties.

He stated that the Vietnam-China relations have been growing positively, stressing that the freshly-ended China visit of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has been fruitful with important orientations set forth for the bilateral relationship in the future.

He acknowledged efforts of the Vietnamese community in China over the past years, expressing his hope that they will help foster Vietnam-China ties.

Participants at the event also enjoyed traditional music, dance performances and food.

Earlier on January 14, the Vietnamese Embassy and the Vietnamese Association in Mozambique jointly held a get-together in Maputo to celebrate Tet, the most important festival of the year that falls in late January.-VNA