Addressing the event, Ambassador to Ukraine and Moldova Nguyen Minh Tri praised efforts made by the Vietnamese community to overcome difficulties and their close coordination with the embassy and relevant agencies in the homeland to ensure safety for Vietnamese citizens in the context of unstable situation in Ukraine.
The community took opportune measures to support families of Vietnamese people in Ukraine’s eastern region and actively responded to sovereignty safeguarding activities at home, he said.
The ambassador asked the Vietnamese community to work closely with the embassy to organise activities marking Vietnam’s major anniversaries in 2015.
The participants were briefed on Vietnam’s achievements in 2014 and updated with developments in Ukraine.
Representatives of the Vietnamese communities in Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa, Kherson and Nicolaiev cities hailed the embassy’s support for them last year, proposing measures to ensure security as well as their business activities in the Eastern European country.
On the occasion, the embassy presented certificates of merits to organisations and individuals in recognition of their contributions to the community work in 2014.