Ambassador Duong Chi Dung (third from right) congratulates the AVIES's debut. (Photo: VNA)

Geneva (VNA) – The executive board of the Association of Vietnamese Intellectuals and Experts in Switzerland (AVIES) debuted on June 2 at the headquarters of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the UN, WTO and other international organisations in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ambassador Duong Chi Dung, head of the Vietnamese mission, underlined contributions made by Vietnamese experts to the homeland’s socio-economic development.

Lauding the establishment of the AVIES, the Vietnamese diplomat committed to support intellectuals to carry out the association’s plans and projects while expressing his hope that more Vietnamese experts will join the association.

The AVIES gathers some 70 Vietnamese intellectuals and experts working in Switzerland in various fields of business management, finance, mobile technology, computer science, health care and infrastructure development, among others.

The association aims to accelerate the implementation of initiatives and cooperative projects for the development of the homeland, Vietnam-Switzerland ties and relations between Vietnam and the UN, WTO and other international organisations.

The AVIES establishment took place in the framework of the third talks on meeting Vietnamese intellects in Switzerland, during which blockchain technology and startup development were highlighted.-VNA