Vietnamese association in Czech Republic marks 20th anniversary

Wednesday, 2019-10-23 16:59:41
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Politburo member and permanent member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee's Secretariat Tran Quoc Vuong (front, right) presents the second-class Order of Labour to the Vietnamese association in the Czech Republic (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The Vietnamese association in the Czech Republic celebrated its 20th anniversary and received a second-class Order of Labour at a ceremony in Prague on October 22.

The ceremony were attended by Politburo member and permanent member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee's Secretariat Tran Quoc Vuong, Deputy Foreign Minister and Head of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs Nguyen Quoc Cuong, and Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Phung Khanh Tai.

The event was also attended by Vojtěch Filip, Vice Chairman of the Czech Parliament’s Chamber of Deputies and Chairman of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia.

Over the past two decades, the association has maintained and promoted long-standing relations between Vietnamese and Czech people. It has organised many activities to strengthen friendship between the two peoples and support the homeland.

The Vietnamese association in the Czech Republic is operated by an executive committee of 101 members and includes ten provincial chapters.

On behalf of President and General Secretary of the Party Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong, Vuong presented the second-class Order of Labour to the association and Chairman of the Union of Vietnamese Associations in Europe Hoang Dinh Thang in recognition of their efforts to unite and support Vietnamese people living overseas.

Earlier the same day, the association held its 6th congress which elected 98 new members to its executive committee. Dr. Nguyen Duy Nhien was re-elected as the new chairman for 2019 – 2024.