A meeting of the Vietnamese People’s Association in the Czech Republic Executive Committee was held in Prague on November 4 to discuss its activities and programmes in the coming time.
Hoang Dinh Thang was reelected as Chairman of the association for term 2014-2016.
Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Truong Manh Son highlighted the role of the association and its chapters in connecting the Vietnamese community, and suggested the association further expand its activities with focus on students and young people.
During the meeting, participants discussed measures to boost the association’s activities, including preparations for the 15th anniversary of its establishment, and celebrations for 65th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the Czech Republic (February, 2015).
In recent times, the association in collaboration with other organisations organised a series of events such as the first meeting on mass mobilisation work of the Vietnamese community in Europe in on August 17-18 in Prague, Moon festival and outstanding student honouring ceremony, and art programmes to mark the 60th anniversary of Hanoi Liberation Day (October 10,1954-2014).
There are over 65,000 overseas Vietnamese living in the Czech Republic.
The Vietnamese Community in the Czech Republic has been recognised as an ethnic minority since August 2013.