A get-together in Seoul, the Republic of Korea (RoK) on January 12 brought together staff members of Vietnam’s representative agencies and Vietnamese people.

Overseas Vietnamese in RoK celebrating New Year

Vietnamese Ambassador to RoK Nguyen Vu Tu took the occasion to brief the Vietnamese expats on the socio-economic situation in Vietnam in the past year, highlighting a GDP growth of 7.02 percent and foreign trade hitting 500 billion USD for the first time. The inflow of foreign investment into the country topped 38.02 billion USD, up 7.2 percent from 2018.

He noted that RoK continued to be the top foreign investor, the second largest provider of official development assistance and second biggest trade partner of Vietnam in 2019.

He praised organizations of the overseas Vietnamese people in the RoK, such as the Vietnamese Association, the Vietnamese Students’ Association, and the Vietnamese Business Association, for working closely with the Embassy of Vietnam in holding sport and cultural events to promote the home country in the RoK.

Czech participant (second from the right) learning to wrap Chung cakes

At present, there are more than 190,000 Vietnamese living in the RoK.

Similar celebrations were also held in Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Argentina, and the Czech Republic on January 11 and 12.

Source: VNA