The Vietnam Literature and Arts Association in the Czech Republic will focus on the integration of Vietnamese culture in the local community in order to give it a stronger presence in the European country.

The strategy was agreed at the association’s second congress for the 2014-19 term, held in Prague on June 11, which elected an executive board of 15 members, with Doan Cat re-elected as its Chairman.

Over the past years, the association has contributed to raising the cultural and spiritual life of the Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic, as well as strengthening cultural exchanges with the Czech people, through its activities, which focus on solidarity and mutual assistance among the expatriates, preservation of the traditional culture and promotion of the traditional ties between the two countries.

The association on May 24 sponsored a music gala to raise over 5,000 USD for the fund towards Vietnam’s seas and islands.

Addressing the event, Counsellor Minister at the Vietnamese Embassy in the Czech Republic, Hoang Thuy Duong, expressed his hope that the association will provide a place for those who love literature and art to make more contributions to preserving Vietnamese culture in the expatriate community.-VNA