Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has recently ordered relevant agencies to take concrete measures to increase access to Vietnamese language education for overseas Vietnamese.

At a recent meeting, the Deputy PM asked the Ministry of Education and Training in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Association for Liaison with Overseas Vietnamese, and relevant agencies to build a framework for increasing the online teaching of Vietnamese.

They were asked to encourage authorities from countries that house a number of Vietnamese nationals to include the Vietnamese language, culture and history in school curricula.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry was ordered to work with relevant agencies to report on teaching the Vietnamese language for expatriates in neighbouring Laos and Cambodia to the Prime Minister.

The Deputy PM also requested Vietnam’s representative agencies in foreign countries promote and guide the use of two textbooks, “Tieng Viet vui” (Fun Vietnamese) and “Que Viet” (Vietnamese Homeland).

The overseas Vietnamese community currently consists of roughly 4.5 million people across 109 countries and territories, according to Deputy Foreign Minister and Chairman of the State Committee on Overseas Vietnamese Affairs Vu Hong Nam in a recent interview granted to Vietnam News Agency reporters.-VNA