The visit, spanning from May 17-25, was delayed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the visit, overseas Vietnamese (OV) were updated on information related to the daily life and working conditions of officers and soldiers on duty in Truong Sa (Spratly) island district and on DK1 platforms.

Meanwhile, OVs were engaged in many activities, including presenting gifts to troops and local people in the island district, visiting schools, residents’ houses, and pagodas on cays, attending a flag-salute ceremony, offering incense to heroic martyrs and President Ho Chi Minh, to name but a few.

Through the visit, OVs have had a better understanding of the national sea and islands, contributing to tightening the close ties between the military and the people, and Vietnamese people at home and abroad as well.

According to Ambassador Ngo Huong Nam, the visit to Truong Sa island district and DK1 platforms motivated OVs to make more spiritual and material contribution to the home country, contributing to affirming the national sovereignty over sea and islands and strengthening the national great solidarity bloc.

Previously, on May 15, the SCOV held a ceremony to receive donations from the OV community to Truong Sa island district and DK1 platforms.

In detail, the OV community donated VND 215 million to buy gifts and contributed over VND 2 billion to buy speed boats.

As planned, the SCOV and Vietnamese agencies aboard will receive donations from OVs to present sovereign boats to Truong Sa island district and DK1 platforms until mid-June 2022.

Overseas Vietnamese before departing for Truong Sa island district and DK1 platforms.
OVs visiting Song Tu Tay Island (Southwest Cay)
Ambassador Ngo Huong Nam and OVs presenting gifts to troops of Song Tu Tay Island
OVs handing over gifts to local people on Sinh Ton (Sin Cowe) Island

Translated by Quynh Oanh