Overseas Vietnamese in New Caledonia welcome traditional Lunar New Year (Source: http://tgvn.com.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appointed Dinh Jean-Pierre as the Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Nouvelle Caledonie (New Caledonia), France, in recognition of his significant contributions to reinforcing friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

At a ceremony to present the decision to the new Honorary Consul in Hanoi on June 21, Deputy Foreign Minister Vu Hong Nam said the appointment demonstrates the trust of the Vietnamese Government in Dinh Jean-Pierre who actively contributed to cementing the bond among the overseas Vietnamese in France, preserving the culture of Vietnam, and popularising the mother tongue among overseas Vietnamese children.

The diplomat said he hopes the newly-appointed Honorary Counsul will continue to work for the Vietnamese community and help bring the Vietnamese Government’s policies to expatriates.

Dinh Jean-Pierre expressed his honour to receive the title and vowed to do his utmost to further tighten the solidarity between overseas Vietnamese and the home land.

New Caledonia, a special collectivity of France, is located in the southwest Pacific Ocean more than 1,200 km east of Australia. Close to 4,000 Vietnamese are living there.-VNA