It was highlighted at a meeting held by the Ho Chi Minh City chapter of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) on February 23, which reviewed the city's people-to-people and overseas Vietnamese (OV) diplomacy work.

Lao and Cambodian students and their Vietnamese foster parents

Vice Chairman of the VFF’s municipal chapter Ngo Thanh Son reported that last year, the program successfully matched 67 Vietnamese families with 91 Lao and 14 Cambodian students.

The chapter also held exchanges between the families of Lao and Cambodian students and their foster families, and advocated for financial support from the municipal Party Committee to aid 67 foster families, totaling 470 million VND (19,580 USD).

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union organized the Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia family festival while the municipal Women's Union arranged trips to local relic sites and tourist landmarks for families of Lao and Cambodian students, along with presenting 70 traditional dresses to female students from both countries.

The meeting concluded with the municipal VFF chapter awarding certificates of merit to collectives who made outstanding contribution to people-to-people and OV diplomacy, particularly in the successful implementation of the program in 2023.

Source: VNA