Association of Vietnamese in Fukuoka holds second congress

The Association of Vietnamese in Fukuoka (AVF), Japan, has held its second congress and elected a new executive committee for the 2021-2023 term.

Nguyen Duy Anh, Rector of GAG Japanese Language Institute, was elected president of the association.

Anh thanked the Consulate General of Vietnam in Fukuoka for its support, and pledged to make every effort together with the AVF Executive Committee to implement the resolutions of the congress and carry out more practical and effective activities to promote the unity in the Vietnamese community and contribute to the enhancement of the Vietnam-Japan friendship.

For his part, Vietnamese Consul General in Fukuoka Vu Binh congratulated the first-term AVF Executive Committee on its achievements which were of significance to a community of 20,000 Vietnamese people in Fukouka.

He also expressed his belief that the new Executive Committee will devise specific action plans to successfully carry out the tasks and resolutions of the second congress, thus contributing to the building of a stable, growing and increasingly strong Vietnamese community.

Established in September 2019, the AVF has fulfilled the desire of many generations of Vietnamese people to have an official representative organisation of the Vietnamese community in Fukuoka prefecture and the region. During the first term, the AVF has organised many meaningful activities towards the community such as the Vietnam New Year Festival in Fukuoka 2020; a Japanese speaking contest for apprentices; Smile charity fair; a football tournament, and made contributions to Vietnam's COVID-19 vaccine fund.

In the second term, the AVF is expected to focus on activities to build a strong and united community and contribute to the development of Vietnam-Japan relations.