Leading the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese (SCOV) delegation, Nguyen Thanh Son, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the committee, met representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy, the Overseas Vietnamese Federation in Laos and the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Vientiane on January 22.

At the meeting, Minister of the Vietnamese Embassy Luong Quoc Huy, Vice President of the Federation Tran Hanh and the Association Chairman Nguyen Duy Trung briefed Deputy Minister Son on the overall situation of overseas Vietnamese in Laos.

Addressing the event, Son spoke highly of the efforts overseas Vietnamese have made in the past, and applauded them on overcoming difficulties, promoting national traditions and developing the Vietnam-Laos friendship.

Overseas Vietnamese need to continue building a stronger Vietnamese community, which will serve as a bridge for Vietnam-Laos relations, Son added.

The official expressed his hope that Vietnamese people in Laos will continue to overcome integration challenges and help further Vietnam-Laos ties in 2013.

On this occasion, the Vietnamese Military Art Troupe performed for the overseas Vietnamese in Laos.-VNA