Lunar New Year get-together for Vietnamese in Australia hinh anh 1Vietnamese Ambassador Ngo Huong Nam (L) and Chairman of the Vietnamese Business Association of Australia Tran Ba Phuc toast the Lunar New Year at the event on January 19 (Photo: VNA)

Sydney (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in Australia on January 19 held a get-together for the Vietnamese community in the country on the occasion of the lunar New Year, the Tet.

Representatives of the community, offices and students in Australia attended the ceremony to mark the most important annual festival for the Vietnamese.

Briefing them on the socio-economic achievements recorded by Vietnam in 2018, Ambassador Ngo Huong Nam said the year saw special successes in the bilateral relations. He expressed his belief that on the basis of the newly-established strategic partnership, bilateral relations will strongly develop in various fields in 2019, especially now that the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership has taken effect.

The Vietnamese community in Australia is an important factor that helps cement the two nations and a joint treasure, the diplomat affirmed, stressing that it is Vietnam’s policy to take the Vietnamese community in foreign country an inseparable part of the nation.

Nam further said his office always places the community work among the top priorities, and pledged to try to the best in the protection of the legal rights of the Vietnamese there.

Participants together enjoyed traditional food and art performances for the special occasion.-VNA