The General Vietnamese Association in Laos and the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos held a meeting in Vientiane on March 4 to strengthen solidarity in the community.

Hailing the past activities of its executive board, Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Manh Hung suggested the general association publicise all its activities among Vietnamese expatriates.

The ambassador also noted that Vietnamese Embassy in Laos and the Lao Ministry of Education and Sports were tasked to select 27 Vietnamese expatriates to send back to Vietnam for studying, as well as develop Nguyen Du high school into a bilingual Vietnamese-Lao institution in Vientiane.

Acting President of General Vietnamese Association Nguyen Duy Trung said his association is actively gearing up for its second congress and encouraging nationwide chapters to get involved major festivals of the two countries.

Trung also briefed on main activities that the general association has carried out after 5 months of inauguration including gift presentations for poor people and supporting Vietnamese students studying in the country.

The general association also plans to increase the number of members working in education, culture, and society to further improve the association’s operational efficiency, added Trung.-VNA