Vietnamese people in Argentina celebrate Tet at the Vietnamese Embassy (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese community in Argentina gathered at a get-together on January 15 held by the Vietnamese Embassy in the country to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, the Vietnamese’s most important event of a year, which falls in late January.

The event was attended by more than 100 participants who are embassy staff, Vietnamese people in localities across Argentina and Argentinean friends, including Chairman of the Argentina-Vietnam Culture Institute Poldi Sosa.

Addressing the ceremony, Ambassador Nguyen Dinh Thao reviewed the domestic situation as well as the progress of the Vietnam-Argentina relations.

He affirmed the country’s policy of paying much attention to the Vietnamese community abroad, while lauding the solidarity and mutual support of Vietnamese people in Argentina in settling their life in the host country.

The ambassador expressed his hope that the community will continue promoting the solidarity and making more contributions to the national construction and defence as well as the growth of the Vietnam-Argentina ties.

Along with Tet gifts, participants also had a chance to enjoy music and dance performances and Tet signature food.

Also on January 15, the Vietnamese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, also held a get-together to welcome the New Year of the Rooster, which drew about 400 Vietnamese people in the country and local friends.

Ambassador to Malaysia Pham Cao Phong expressed his delight at the achievements made by the Vietnamese community here, especially their mutual assistance during hard time.

He also lauded their activities and donations for the homeland, as well as the community building and development activities such as Vietnamese language courses and talks for Vietnamese brides in the host country.

During the event, individuals and collectives with outstanding achievements were honoured.-VNA