Vietnamese embassies and overseas Vietnamese in many countries held many activities to celebrate the ongoing traditional New Year Festival (Tet) and the success of the 11 th National Party Congress.

On Feb. 1, the Vietnamese Embassy in Moscow held a get-together with the participation of its staff and representatives from Vietnamese agencies in Russia , as well as Overseas Vietnamese associations.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Bui Dinh Dinh highlighted Vietnam ’s achievements over the past year, especially the success of the 11 th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam. He affirmed that Vietnamese representative agencies in Russia made great contributions to boosting traditional ties and the strategic partnership between the two countries.

On Feb. 1 and 2, similar meetings were also held by Vietnamese embassies in Havana , Cuba and Mexico City , Mexico and the Vietnamese representative mission to the UN and WTO in Geneva , Switzerland .

On Feb. 3, a ceremony to pray for peace was held at the Truc Lam Thien Viet pagoda in Villebon sur Yvette, 20km south of Paris , with the participation of representatives from Vietnamese Embassy and agencies and Overseas Vietnamese in France ./.