Overseas Vietnamese communities gather to celebrate Tet hinh anh 1Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Hoang Anh Tuan speaks at the ceremony (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)Vietnamese people in Indonesia on January 23 gathered at the Vietnamese Embassy in the country to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet), the year of the Dog.

Addressing the event, Ambassador Hoang Anh Tuan reviewed the development of the country during the past year, as well as the Vietnam-Indonesia cooperative strategic partnership, highlighting delegation exchanges at all levels, participation in multilateral and bilateral forums and boosting bilateral ties in trade, investment and culture.

He lauded the solidarity among the Vietnamese community in Indonesia, hoping that they, including Vietnam’s representative offices, will continue contributing to the nation’s development and Vietnam – Indonesia ties.

The Embassy of Vietnam in Mozambique held a similar get-together in Maputo to celebrate Tet.

Speaking at the event, Ambassador to Mozambique Nguyen Van Trung highlighted the traditional friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Mozambique, particularly in economics, trade and investment.

The Vietnam Buddhist Association was established in Mozambique in 2017, the first of its kind in Africa, Trung noted.

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha will hold the Vesak Festival in Mozambique, Trung said, adding that construction of a Vietnamese pagoda will be started on an area of more than 4 hectares in Maputo in 2018.-VNA