A conference for the Vietnamese community in Ukraine was held in Odessa city on May 6.

Organised by the Vietnamese Embassy, the function took place amid the ongoing economic and political crisis in Ukraine, which has impacted greatly on some 10,000 Vietnamese nationals there.

The event was attended by representatives of the community from such Ukrainian localities as Kharkov, Odessa, Kiev, Kherson and Cherkasy. Ambassador Nguyen Minh Tri said the embassy wanted to take this chance to hear their opinions about the situation in Ukraine and suggestions for ways of fostering bilateral ties.

The conference also aimed to strengthen solidarity within the Vietnamese community and better their livelihoods, as well as increase the coordination between them and the embassy, he added.

At the event, participants were briefed on the recent progress made by Vietnam and the latest regulations on overseas Vietnamese citizens.

They said the community are still safe despite the recent violent clashes in Ukraine.-VNA