Deputy Foreign Minister Vu Hong Nam, who is also head of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, meets with Vietnamese in Canada (Source: VNA)
Ottawa (VNA) – A delegation of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs led by Deputy Foreign Minister Vu Hong Nam, who is also head of the committee, visited Canada’s big cities from September 7-10 to learn about the Vietnamese community in the localities.

Meeting with Vietnamese in Vancouver and Ottawa, Nam briefed them on guidelines and policies of the Party and the State as well as outstanding achievements Vietnam has gained over the recent past.

Thanks to such sound policies and guidelines, Vietnam has overcome a galaxy of challenges to reach goals of social equality, economic development and a higher position in the world arena, he said.

Nam also talked about issues of the overseas Vietnamese’s concern like nationality, land, housing, business investment, repatriation and the protection of national territorial integrity and sovereignty.

Acknowledging contributions made by the Vietnamese abroad to preserving and promoting Vietnamese culture in Canada, the Deputy FM urged them to contribute more to the nation.

He also congratulated the establishment of the Canada-Vietnam Society, which was launched in the Canadian capital of Ottawa last April.

The 250,000 people strong overseas Vietnamese community contributes significantly to Canada. They also serve as the bridge connecting the two nations.-VNA