Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyen Quoc Cuong has urged Vietnamese students and youths living in the US to keep up their enthusiasm, dynamism and creativity, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Vietnamese Youth and Student Association (June 1, 2013-June 1-2014).

Speaking on June 2, the Ambassador said the association’s foundation meets the expectation of a large number of Vietnamese students in the country, which has reached about 16,000. He noted that during the past one year, many chapters of the association were formed across the US, creating links not only among Vietnamese students studying in the country but also with their peers in other countries.

Ambassador Cuong said he is most impressed by the dynamism and creativity shown in the association’s activities, which included campaigns to raise fund for flood victims and poor youngsters in the homeland, a news website at, as well as numerous contests.

The ambassador expressed his hope that the association will continue to serve as a bridge to forge links between students from Vietnam, US students of Vietnamese origin and their peers in Vietnam and other countries, thus further contributing to the homeland’s development.

“Each Vietnamese student in the US is an ambassador of a Vietnam of renewal and international integration,” he said.-VNA