Scene at the gathering (Photo: VNA)

Buenos Aires (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in Buenos Aires held a gathering on January 12 for the local Vietnamese community to celebrate the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet), the most important festival in a year for Vietnamese.

Ambassador Dang Xuan Dung took the occasion to update the overseas Vietnamese on the great achievements that Vietnam had recorded in the past year, including a 11-year high GDP growth of 7.08 percent.

He highlighted that Vietnam and Argentina marked the 45th anniversary of their diplomatic relations in 2018 with many activities. Bilateral trade almost reached 3 billion USD last year, the highest in trade between Argentina and a Southeast Asian country.

Ambassador Dung reiterated the consistent policy of Vietnam towards overseas Vietnamese and urged the expatriates to contribute to the development of the homeland.

The gathering brought warm moments for participants with traditional Tet dishes and songs about the motherland.-VNA