Addressing the opening ceremony, First Secretary of the Embassy of Vietnam in the RoK Cao Minh Duc highlighted the significant contributions the Vietnamese expatriates have made to the host country.
Duc expressed his hope that the Vietnamese community in the RoK will continue enhancing their solidarity in the country while providing practical assistance for disadvantaged people at home, pledging that the embassy will continuously support such activities.
Chairman of the Council of Osan city Hwan Son-Cheong extended his thanks to the overseas Vietnamese community for their contributions to the city and vowed to continue facilitating their living and working, thus promoting the Vietnam – RoK relationship, particularly in the people-to-people diplomacy.
Nguyen Ngoc Cam, President of the Association of the overseas Vietnamese people in the RoK, said the event will be annually organised in the coming years.
Last year’s tournament raised nearly 10,000 USD, which was used to build the Truong Xuan Primary School in Quang Ninh district, the central province of Quang Binh.
The proceedings of this year’s event will be spent on building a boarding house for students at Tra Don school, Tra My district, the central province of Quang Nam.
Currently, more than 150,000 Vietnamese people are living and working in the RoK, with one third being guest workers. The number is increasing fast together with strong development of the strategic partnership between Vietnam and the RoK, particularly in people-to-people diplomacy.