A tour to Truong Sa archipelago will continue to be organised for overseas Vietnamese, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Thanh Son has affirmed at his meetings with representatives of Vietnamese associations in Germany during his European trip on April 17-18.

Son told the participants about stories on overseas Vietnamese visiting Truong Sa archipelago and organising a requiem for those who sacrificed their lives to protect Truong Sa and Hoang Sa archipelagoes.

He emphasised that the Vietnamese State and army are determined and capable of defending the fatherland’s territory, while reiterating the country’s persistent policy on sovereignty over sea and islands, and its land border.

Talking with the executive board of the Vietnam Business Association, the diplomat praised their contributions to the country’s development and pledged to work with them to clear bottlenecks for their investment in the homeland.

Meeting with representatives of the Vietnam Buddhists Association and Dong Xuan Commercial Centre, the diplomat was interested in the organisation of a Vietnamese cultural festival in August in Potsdam city. He said he will suggest the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism joining in.

On this occasion, Son also met with the Federal Union of the Vietnamese in Germany, during which he expressed his wish that the Vietnamese community in Germany will enhance their unity further to preserve their prestige in the host country.-VNA