|A meeting between Overseas Vietnamese Association representatives and Ambassador Ho Minh Tuan at the Vietnamese Embassy in Prague
The meeting was held to discuss the situation regarding the Vietnamese community, with Nguyen Duy Nhien, Chairman of the Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic, briefing the Ambassador on all of the major activities involving Vietnamese nationals in recent times.
The Vietnamese community based in the Czech Republic have been keen to help the European nation, offering both cash and medical equipment, including masks valued at more than 5 million korunas, equivalent to over VND5 billion VND, which was highly appreciated by both agencies and local people.
Ambassador Tuan stated his appreciation for the fantastic efforts and role played by the Overseas Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic.
The diplomat expressed his elation that the Vietnamese community has kept up high health and safety standards with no deaths caused by the COVID-19. Despite facing complicated developments regarding the epidemic situation, Vietnamese nationals have joined together to overcome these difficulties and have been hit by no major disturbances in their daily lives.
There must be flexible forms of activities put in place to maintain and strengthen the spirit of solidarity between people whilst boosting connectivity with their host country, this can be done alongside promoting a positive image of the Vietnamese community, the Vietnamese diplomat emphasised.
This comes after an array of activities held to celebrate the 70th anniversary of relations between both countries was forced to be pushed back due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The Ambassador suggested the association should continue to implement these activities in line with the new situation, providing that the epidemic situation is under control moving forward.