Overseas Vietnamese contribute to Vietnam-Russia ties hinh anh 1Participants at the conference (Photo: VNA)

Moscow (VNA) –
Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh has praised the association of Vietnamese people in Russia for their active contributions to reinforcing and developing the two countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership.

At a conference to review the association’s performance in 2015-2017 in Moscow on July 20, the ambassador recognised its efforts to help overseas Vietnamese stabilise their lives and integrate into the host society.

The association also held activities to support the homeland, he said.

Deputy Foreign Minister Vu Hong Nam took note of the opinions raised by the association members and pledged to deliver their proposals and aspirations to domestic relevant agencies.

Participants suggested increasing dissemination of legal regulations and changes in business conditions in Russia for Vietnamese expatriates to promote their legal status in the country.

They recommended that the association step up the teaching and learning of Vietnamese language and culture for expat children.

At the same time, the association should provide consultation for enterprises and individuals who want to explore business opportunities in Russia and promoting Vietnamese goods and tourism.

It is necessary to seek new and diverse measures such as organising workshops, exchanging delegations, and establishing twin ties among localities to enhance Vietnam-Russia comprehensive cooperation.

The association members also suggested expanding exchanges with other foreign communities in Russia and sending representatives to attend relevant activities held by Russian legal social organisations.-VNA