The meeting of key cadres of the Vietnamese community in Ukraine on March 1 (Photo: VNA)

Moscow (VNA) – Key cadres of the Vietnamese community in Ukraine had a meeting in Kiev on March 1 to review their performance last year and set up orientations for activities in 2019.

The working group for community affairs of the Vietnamese Embassy in Ukraine reported that associations and organisations of Vietnamese people successfully held many events during the Vietnamese Culture Year in Ukraine in 2018. Those activities popularised images of the Vietnamese land and people in Ukraine and the wish to cooperate with the administration and people of the European nation.

The working group highly valued the associations and organisations’ efforts to build a united and disciplined community that has been upholding fine cultural traditions of Vietnam and passing them down to younger generations.

Representatives of the communities in Kharkov, Odessa, Kiev and Chernovsu noted many difficulties facing Vietnamese people in Ukraine. They also put forth proposals to reinforce Vietnamese associations in the country.

Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Anh Tuan appreciated the key cadres’ dedication to social work, along with the expatriates’ mutual support.

Despite numerous difficulties, Vietnamese people made considerable contributions to the two countries’ relations in 2018, he added.

At the meeting, participants set up major orientations for the community-related work and citizen support in 2019 and the following years.-VNA