Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee’s chapter in Hanoi Vu Hong Khanh (L) presents a commemorative gift to Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia Luong Thanh Nghi (Photo: VNA)
Sydney (VNA) – Vietnamese expatriates in Australia are hoped to make more contributions to the socio-economic development of Hanoi and Vietnam in general.

Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee’s chapter in Hanoi Vu Hong Khanh expressed the wish at a meeting with representatives of the Vietnamese community in Sydney as part of his working visit to Australia from September 2-9.

He said the capital successfully organised the elections of deputies to the 13th National Assembly and all-level People’s Council for the 2016-2021 tenure, while promoting movements to modernise rural areas and support underprivileged people.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia Luong Thanh Nghi said around 300,000 Vietnamese are living and working in Australia, adding that the host’s Government highly values Vietnamese people for labour creativity and good social integration.

Khanh later had a working session with Consul General in Sydney Hoang Minh Son who affirmed overseas Vietnamese always look towards the homeland and actively support the national building and defence.

While meeting with over 20 expats from the Vietnam Business Association in Australia in Melbourne, Khanh said he hopes entrepreneurs will invest in food safety and hygiene and environmental protection in Vietnam.-VNA