Representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy in the Republic of Korea joined Vietnam-Korean families in Yongin city, Gyeonggi province at the annual Cultural-Sport Exchange, organised on May 18 by Yongin city’s Korean-Vietnam Friendship Exchange Association.

Opening the event, President of Yongin city’s Korean- Vietnam Friendship Exchange Association Kwak Jae-woo said the gathering in May has become a reunion of brothers and sisters of the same family.

The Mayor of Yongin city, Kim Hak-gyu, appreciated the activities of the Korea-Vietnam Friendship Exchange Association in Yongin, where there are about 400 Vietnamese-Korean families. He said the city has established support centres for multi-cultural families, particularly Vietnamese brides, which provide training in Korean language and culture as well as vocational training.

The mayor asked the Vietnamese Embassy to help Yongin city in expanding ties with Vietnamese localities.

On his part, Vietnamese Ambassador to the RoK Tran Trong Toan thanked the association’s chairman for the organisation of such meaningful exchange.

On the occasion, the Yongin mayor presented Ambassador Toan and two other Vietnamese officials with badges recognising their contributions to the cooperation between Yongin and Vietnamese cities.

The organising board also presented gifts to Vietnam-RoK multicultural families.-VNA