The eight-member executive board of the Association of Vietnamese Cambodians in Mondolkiri province (Source: nhandan.com.vn)

Phnom Penh (VNA) – The Association of Vietnamese Cambodians in Mondolkiri province of Cambodia held its first congress in Sen Monourom city on November 25.

At the event, Nguyen Van Duc was elected Chairman of the association’s new eight-member executive board.

The association agreed on its plans from November 2017 to 2020, with a focus on strengthening cooperation with Mondolkiri province’s authorities, authorities and offices of Vietnamese localities bordering Cambodia and Vietnam’s diplomatic offices in Cambodia.

Attention will be also paid to social and charitable activities, and to help children learn not only Khmer but also Vietnamese language.

The executive board pledged to soon rent a space to open a Vietnamese language class.

Speaking at the event, Chairman of the General Association of Vietnamese Cambodians Chau Van Chi asked the association to connect overseas Vietnamese in Mondolkiri.

He also expressed his hope that the Vietnamese community here will abide by Cambodia’s law and follow the customs of Khmer people.

There are about 100 Vietnamese households in Mondolkiri province.-VNA