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Bangkok (VNA) – The first-ever Vietnamese language class for overseas Vietnamese (OVs) in Thailand was opened at the headquarters of the Vietnamese Embassy in Bangkok on July 7.

The class, with 10 learners in attendance, is jointly organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in conjunction with the association of Thai people of Vietnamese origin and the Thai-Vietnamese business association.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Ambassador Nguyen Hai Bang emphasised that the Party and State of Vietnam always pay due attention to teaching Vietnamese language for overseas Vietnamese.

With the support of the Thai royal family and government, and the large number of Vietnamese, Thailand has favourable conditions to organise such classes, the diplomat said.

Vietnamese language classes are expected to help Vietnamese families abroad preserve their mother tongue and encourage young generations contribute to their homeland, he added.-VNA