Vietnamese nationals living and working in the US capital city of Washington DC have raised nearly 8,000 USD to support the soldiers and people living on the Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago.

At the presentation ceremony on April 2, the audience was moved while watching a video clip featuring the daily lives of the Truong Sa islanders and the sacrifices they were making to safeguard the country’s territorial waters.

Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong, who hosted the fundraising ceremony, said he understood that the Vietnamese community in the US had a special interest in the nation’s sea and island sovereignty and territorial waters.

Another fund-raising event to raise funds for street children and children who suffer from heart disease was also held after the presentation, attended by actor Chi Bao and Miss Vietnam Nguyen Thi Huyen among others.

Earlier the same day, the Vietnam Embassy in the US held a meeting with the Business Association of Overseas Vietnamese in the US .

Ambassador Cuong underlined the opportunities and challenges for overseas companies who are keen to invest in Vietnam , and gave a briefing on the innovative work that the Vietnamese government has carried out in the state-owned sector and banking system.

He also answered questions from Vietnamese and US businesses mainly related to investment.-VNA