In his remarks, Vietnamese Consul General in Shanghai Nguyen The Tung briefed the participants about the country’s situation in 2023.

Overseas Vietnamese and Vietnamese citizens living, working and studying in the Eastern region of China attend the event.

Despite experiencing profound fluctuations that negatively affected countries around the world, with the sound leadership of the Party and Government and joint efforts of the entire country, Vietnam gained many important achievements in all fields, he said, adding that people’s living conditions were improved while the country's foreign relations and position in the international arena were enhanced.

Tung emphasized that the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between Vietnam and China in 2023 achieved many important results, creating a momentum for the bilateral relations to develop in the coming time.

Affirming that Vietnamese communities abroad and Vietnamese people in China in particular are an inseparable part of the Vietnamese nation, he hoped that the Vietnamese community in the eastern region of China will continue to promote the patriotic tradition, the spirit of solidarity, mutual love, and join hands to build a closely-knit community.

Tung also urged them to employ practical activities to help popularize the image of Vietnam and its people and promote the friendly neighborliness and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and China.

Dieu Manh Tuong, an overseas Vietnamese who has resided in Shanghai for more than 50 years, expressed his excitement at the development of the home country and the Vietnam - China relations.

He also pledged to continue to join hands to build a stronger and united Vietnamese community in Shanghai and make practical contributions to the homeland.

Source: VNA