Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Pham Quang Vinh speaks at the celebration (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in the United States has recently held a get-together for nearly 300 Vietnamese people living in the country to celebrate the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, which falls in mid-February this year.

Addressing the event, Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh wished overseas Vietnamese a new year of happiness and prosperity.

He informed them of Vietnam’s new developments, thanking for their sentiments towards the homeland and their contributions to the country’s growth and its comprehensive partnership with the US.

Vinh affirmed that in the context of the US’s new administration, the bilateral ties continue to develop in all fields and see new cooperation opportunities, especially after Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s US visit in May 2017 and US President Donald Trump’s visit to Vietnam to attend the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in November 2017.

In 2018, the two countries will work together to deepen the relations as well as regional and international cooperation, for the interests of each country, and for peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region and the world, he added.

On February 4, over 400 Vietnamese people living in the United Kingdom and international friends gathered at the Vietnamese Embassy in the country to welcome the Year of the Dog.

Ambassador Tran Ngoc An called on Vietnamese expats to contribute to promoting the image of Vietnam’s land and people to international friends.-VNA