In his speech, chairman of the Vietnamese Association in Norway Pham Thanh Pha highlighted last year’s achievements in community-based activities including organizing International Women's Day, Mid-Autumn Festival, supporting disadvantaged children and joining efforts with fellow citizens to defend the sovereignty of sea and islands.
Vietnam Ambassador Tuyet Mai spoke highly of the increasingly strong integration of Vietnamese expatriates in the resident country as a positive contribution to Norwegian society and wider cooperation between the two nations.
The Vietnamese diplomat thanked OVs in Norway for launching a host of practical activities to preserve and promote cultural identities towards the homeland.
Mai also updated them on the outstanding achievements in socio-economic development as well as the Vietnam-Norway relations while extending New Year best wishes to OVs.
Community-based activities such as holding annual New Year get-togethers have become a cultural beauty of Vietnamese people in Norway.