Overseas Vietnamese in Japan, Cambodia gather for New Year celebration hinh anh 1The newly elected executive board of the Vietnamese Youth and Student Association in Japan debuts at its congress and New Year party. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese students in Japan and expatriates in Cambodia took part in get-togethers to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) on January 15.

In Tokyo, the Vietnamese Youth and Student Association in Japan (VTSA) held a congress to select a new executive board and a New Year party, gathering students, representatives from the Vietnam embassy and social organisations and Japanese friends.

The event featured musical performances and Vietnamese food.

Newly elected president of the VTSA Nguyen Phuong Nhi, a student at Tokyo’s Hitotsubashi University, said the celebration aims to bring people closer.

Meanwhile, the gathering of Vietnamese in Cambodia saw the participation of local officials, Ambassador to the country Thach Du, business people and expatriates.

Speaking at the event, Chau Van Chi, President of the General Association of Vietnamese Cambodians, said despite living away from the motherland, Vietnamese in Cambodia keep traditions from home, particularly traditional festivals.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Thach Du praised the Vietnamese community and urged them to support each other and contribute to the growth of Cambodia.-VNA