Nearly 400 Vietnamese nationals in Germany ’s Halle city gathered together to celebrate the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival on Feb. 20, the seventh day of the Year of the Tiger.

Nguyen Quoc Tuy, president of the Vietnamese Association in the city, reviewed their activities towards the homeland over the past year.

Nguyen Anh Tuan, First Secretary of the Vietnamese Embassy in Germany in charge of press and culture took this occasion to extend warm greetings and best wishes to all the Vietnamese people in the city and informed them about the Embassy’s activities in 2010 celebrate the 35th anniversary of Vietnam-Germany diplomatic ties.

He also called on local authorities to create more favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community in Halle to integrate into the German society more successfully.

Petra Schneutzer, who is in charge of foreigners, highlighted contributions by Vietnamese people to socio-economic development in the city.

The same day, Vietnamese people in Berlin , and some other localities in Germany also held get-together to welcome the lunar New Year festival with the participation of local authorities./.