The new executive board of the Vietnamese Students' Association in the RoK for 2017-2019. (Photo: VNA)

Seoul (VNA) – The Vietnamese Students’ Association in the Republic of Korea (VSAK) held its sixth congress in Seoul on April 2 to review its work from 2015-2017 and plan for the next three years.

The congress also marked the 25th anniversary of Vietnam – RoK diplomatic relations, with Vietnamese Ambassador to the RoK Nguyen Vu Tu attending.

VSAK President Pham Hai Chien gave an overview of Vietnamese youth activities and campaigns in the RoK over the past three years.

Vietnamese students have had thousands of pieces of field research and articles published in the host country, he said, also applauding their role in local cultural and sports events as well as international exchanges.

They have also protested China’s illegal activities in the East Sea, raised funds for Vietnam’s sea and island sovereignty and many volunteered to assist people in need, Hai added.

He noted that the association will maintain great academic performance and increase sports and cultural activities.

In addition, it will hold workshops and photo exhibitions on the East Sea and reform its structure.

During the congress, 25 students were voted to the association’s executive board for 2017-2019 to represent more than 8,000 Vietnamese students in the RoK.

Pham Hai Chien was re-elected as VSAK President.-VNA