Vietnam's Ambassador to the UK Nguyen Van Thao ​speaks at a Tet gathering on January 22. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese communities in the United Kingdom and Brazil recently held events celebrating Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.

On January 22, a gathering celebrating Tet was organised at Vietnam’s Embassy in the UK, drawing nearly 400 Vietnamese from around the country.

Speaking at the gathering, Vietnam’s Ambassador to the UK Nguyen Van Thao briefed attendees on developments in Vietnam in 2016.

He affirmed Vietnamese community is part of the Vietnamese nation and called on Vietnamese people in the UK to contribute more to the country’s development and the Vietnam-UK relationship.

On the occasion, Ambassador Nguyen Van Thao also highlighted the progress of the Vietnam-UK relationship.

On January 21 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Vietnam’s Embassy in Brazil and the contact board of Vietnamese people in Brazil organsed a ceremony to welcome the Year of the Rooster.

Speaking at the event, Ambassador Do Ba Khoa lauded the Vietnamese community’s contributions to Brazil’s socio-economic development and to boosting friendship between the two countries.-VNA