Vietnamese community in Sri Lanka holds first congress

The Vietnamese community in Sri Lanka has held its first congress and elected a liaison committee to enhance mutual assistance among the community.

Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Ton Sinh Thanh spoke highly of the Vietnamese community’s contributions to the country, especially since Vietnam re-opened its embassy in Colombo in April 2011.

According to Thanh, Vietnam - Sri Lanka relations have grown well, especially in economics with two-way trade reaching nearly US$150 million, a year-on-year increase of 40 percent. 

He said the congress is an important event that will help promote and strengthen the traditional friendship between the two countries.

VNA/VOV Online