An exchange programme, called Mai Am Viet (Vietnam’s home), has brought together many Vietnamese in the UK to a joint effort to forge a bond of unity in their community.

Held for the first time in London on August 10, under the auspices of the Vietnamese Embassy and the Vietnamese Association in the UK (VAUK), Mai Am Viet encouraged participants to help each other in daily life and in integrating into the host country.

The programme is also meant to serve as a common playground where the Vietnamese in the UK meet and speak Vietnamese, thus becoming more united in community affairs, said Son Thanh, VAUK President.

For the aims, the event will be held every three months, Thanh added.

The first programme was a big success with art performances and the showcase of traditional signature food.-VNA