Overseas Vietnamese’s sport festival enhances solidarity hinh anh 1Minister Counsellor Nguyen Hoai Anh at the event (Source:vietnamese.cri.cn)
The Vietnamese community in Beijing kicked off a sport festival in the Chinese capital city on October 1.

The opemomg ceremony hosted representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy in China and students from Beijing and Tianjin universities.

Addressing the event, Minister Counsellor Nguyen Hoai Anh hoped the event would create solidarity and strengthen cooperation and exchanges among Vietnamese students.

The biennial event has become a wide public movement, contributing to bolstering physical training and exchange opportunities among the Vietnamese community in Chinese localities as well as consolidating unity among overseas Vietnamese.

This year’s festival attracted about 200 athletes competing in various sporting events, including rope pulling, football, track and field, table tennis, badminton and tennis.

On the occasion, embassy representatives presented commemorative flags to 15 teams from 30 universities of the two cities.

Counsellor Nguyen Van Thinh, who is in charge of community affairs, said the event offers a chance to enhance solidarity in the community and helps disseminate images of Vietnam’s country and people.

The festival will run until October 7.-VNA