Party chief attends inauguration of Vietnam Cultural Centre in France

Wednesday, 2018-03-28 11:26:49
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Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (seventh from left) and representatives of the Vietnamese community and officials of the Vietnamese Embassy in France (Photo: VOV)
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NDO – Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong attended the inauguration ceremony for the new headquarters of the Vietnamese Cultural Centre in France on March 27 (local time).

Speaking at the event, Party leader Trong expressed his hope that the centre will continue to promote the land and people of Vietnam and strengthen Vietnam – France friendship and cooperation, while serving as a regular venue for the Overseas Vietnamese (OV) community in France to promote solidarity and consolidate their bond with the motherland.

The Vietnamese Cultural Centre in France was founded in 2008 in Paris to increase the understanding of French and European people of the land and people of Vietnam, provide information on the socio-economic situation, cultural values, policies and laws of Vietnam, and host tourism and sporting events.

Talking with representatives of Vietnamese community in France, Party leader Trong applauded that over its 100-year history, the OV community in France has made significant contributions to Vietnam’s construction and defence as well as to the host country’s development, acting as a bridge connecting Vietnam and France.

The Party and State always considers OVs as an inseparable part of the nation, he emphasised.

He also appreciated the responsibility and effective operation of the staff of the Vietnamese embassy and Vietnamese agencies in France.

He asked the embassy to promote its role in realising inked agreement between Vietnam and France, updating OVs on Vietnam’s situation, while continuing to protect Vietnamese citizens abroad.