Vietnamese young expatriates taking part in the 2015 Vietnam Summer Camp landed in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau and paid courtesy visits to provincial leaders on July 28.

Participants paid tribute to the memorial area honouring martyr Vo Thi Sau, a national heroine who fought against the French colonialists, and visited former revolutionary bases in the province.

Nguyen Phan Bao Linh, an 18-year-old expatriate in the Ukraine, said this was the first time she has visited the home of the martyr, adding that she is proud of and greatly admires the teenage heroine.

Linh also expressed her joy at witnessing the increasingly dynamic development of the homeland, saying she will collect information and documents on the country’s history and culture to introduce to her relatives and friends.

Meanwhile Le Thi Thuy Tien, a student studying architecture in Cambodia, shared that she plans to return Vietnam after graduating and join activities supporting Agent Orange victims in her homeland.

Luu Anh Vuong, a medical student from Russia, said he is touched to visit the memorial and hear moving stories about martyr Vo Thi Sau, a brave revolutionary symbol of patriotism.

“I hope to make contributions to Vietnam’s development in the future”, he stated.

The young expatriates were scheduled to attend a music exchange with the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s chapter in Dat Do district later the same day.

The 2015 Vietnam Summer Camp, themed “Proud of Vietnam”, hosts youth aged between 16 and 25. It aims to affirm that overseas Vietnamese are an inseparable part of Vietnam, a crucial resource and a bridge linking the country with the world.

The camp is being held from July 13-31 and will take participants to renowned destinations from the north to the south of the nation.-VNA