Vietnamese communities all over the world held separate gatherings on January 18 to celebrate the Tet (Lunar New Year), which falls on January 25.
A music performance staged in the Tet celebration of Vietnamese community in Ufa city of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia on January 18.
In Russia, theConsulate General of Vietnam in Ekaterinburg hosted a get-together in Ufa, thecapital city of the Republic of Bashkortostan during which Consul General NgoPhuong Nghi said he was happy to celebrate the traditional New Year withVietnamese people living here.
He briefed hisguests on Vietnam’s outstanding political and economic achievements last year and lauded the strongdevelopment of the Vietnamese community in Ufa.
In Berlin,Germany, Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Minh Vu spoke highly of the bilateralrelations between the two countries, saying this year, the two sides will markthe 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties and 10th years of the StrategicPartnership.
He hoped thatVietnam and Germany will together foster cooperation in various areas, fromeconomy, politics, education,science-technology and security-defence to tourism and culture, and promote collaboration atmultilateral forums.
He alsoappreciated the contributions made by the overseas Vietnamese to the homeland and the enthusiastic support for the Embassy ofVietnam in Germany in recent times.
The Embassy ofVietnam in South Africa marked the Lunar New Year festival in an event inPretoria where Ambassador Vu Van Dung said he is confident that the Vietnamese community here will stay united and grow strongerand stronger in the future.
He also lookedforward the Vietnamese here organising more practical activities to promote theimage of Vietnam and bolster the Vietnam-South Africa relations.
A similarevent was held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Beijing, China. Addressing theevent, Ambassador Pham Sao Mai recognised efforts made by the Vietnamese people in China over recentyears, saying he hopes they will always uphold patriotism and do their best tonurture the two countries’ friendship./.VNA