The club of Vietnamese fellow-countrymen in Xieng Khouang province, Laos , held a party in Vientiane on Feb. 7 to celebrate the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Ta Minh Chau highly valued the club’s contributions to the community movement. He expressed his hope that in the new year, the club will have even more practical activities towards the homeland.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Denmark on Feb. 5 also held a get-together to celebrate the Lunar New Year festival and the success of the 11 th National Party Congress.

At the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Denmark Vu Van Luu emphasised Vietnam ’s outstanding socio-economic achievements in 2010 as well as the success of the 11 th National Party Congress, saying that it opens a new stage in the country’s modernisation and industrialisation process.

He affirmed the Party and State’s consistent policies towards overseas Vietnamese and thanked OVs in Denmark for their support for central flood victims during last year.

The Vietnamese Embassy in New Zealand and the New Zealand-Vietnam Friendship Association jointly hosted a new-year banquet, while the Vietnamese Association in Russia’s Sverdlov province held a gala night with attractive firework displays./.