Vietnam’s Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Manh Hung has praised overseas Vietnamese in Khammouan province for their solidarity and preservation of national characteristics.

The ambassador on November 6 had a working session with the executive board of the Association of Overseas Vietnamese in Khammouan, as part of his visit to central Lao provinces.

Hung suggested the association build a Vietnamese community’s primary school into Vietnam – Laos school in the time to come, reminding them to abide by the law and live in harmony with their host fellows.

The association comprises 400 households with 2,000 people. Up to 70 percent of them live on trading while others are farmers.

Khammoune is home to Sieng Vang village where President Ho Chi Minh lived and worked in 1929. During the war in 1946, the Laos – Vietnam coalition troops fought against French invaders on Thakhek battlefield.-VNA