Vietnamese Czechs assess likely impact of migrant crisis hinh anh 1Vietnamese Czechs' meeting on September 24. (Source:

Vietnamese Czechs in the Czech Republic held a meeting on September 24 to discuss the ongoing migrant crisis in the European Union and its possible impacts.

Speaking at the meeting, Vietnam’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic Truong Manh Son outlined measures to assure the Vietnamese community.

The measures included properly understanding the migrant crisis, increasing diplomatic contacts with governmental agencies to seek support and increasing citizen protection and community security.

Son also emphasised the importance of the press in providing exact information on the migrant crisis.

Tran Viet Hung, Vice President of the Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic, raised potential concerns that could face Vietnamese Czechs should the Czech government tighten its migration policy.

He asked Vietnamese Czechs to abide by Czech laws, maintain good relationships with local governments and integrate deeper into the local society.

The Czech government’s policy toward Vietnamese Czechs is unclear, but according to speeches delivered by Czech officials, the Vietnamese community is perceived to be exemplary, hard-working and intelligent, especially the second and third generations of migrants who have made positive contributions to society.-VNA