Vietnamese war veterans in Germany celebrate 71st War Invalids and Martyrs' Day (July 27) in Berlin (Photo: VNA)

Berlin (VNA) –
The association of Vietnamese veterans in Germany has made its first public appearance at a recent congress in Berlin on the occasion of the 71st War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27).

The association is expected to embrace links between Vietnamese expatriates in the European country, including former soldiers.

Participants at the congress, held on July 28, adopted regulations, plans and orientations of activities for the association’s first tenure in 2018-2020. 

Nguyen Quang Anh was elected as President of the association.

Vice Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Luong Thanh Nghi said the association represents the will and aspirations as well as legitimate rights and interests of the veterans.

The establishment of the association is also to recognise the significant contributions of the veterans in the country’s resistance wars and peacetime, he added.

It is hoped to promote solidarity, friendship and cooperation between the people of Vietnam and Germany.-VNA