Art performance at the celebration (Photo: VNA)

Hong Kong (VNA) – Overseas Vietnamese (OVs) in China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region gathered to welcome the Lunar New Year (Tet) at a celebration held by the Vietnamese Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau on January 22.

At the event, Vietnamese Consul General Tran Thanh Huan highlighted Vietnam’s socio-economic and diplomatic achievements in 2017, saying that they were significantly contributed by the Vietnamese expatriates worldwide, including those in Hong Kong.

The Vietnamese Party and Government always attach much importance to the OVs’ role in national construction and protection, Huan noted.

Together, the Vietnamese people delivered Tet greetings as well as enjoyed traditional dishes and art performances.

There are some 8,000 Vietnamese people living and working in Hong Kong. The Vietnamese Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau holds Tet celebrations for the OVs annually.-VNA