Vietnam’s development is amazing

That is the evaluation of Thai Thuy Lien, Head of the Liaison Board of Overseas Vietnamese in Singapore. She said that Vietnam and Singapore are relatively close in geographical distance, and business trips to Vietnam have given her the opportunity to visit her family more often. “Under the leadership of the Party and State and the Vietnamese people’s strict observance of pandemic prevention and control regulations, the COVID-19 pandemic has been brought under control, so that we, overseas Vietnamese living far away from home, can be present in Vietnam and have a reunion Tet with our families, friends, and relatives. I am proud of that,” said Ms. Lien.

Thai Thuy Lien, Head of Liaison Board of Overseas Vietnamese in Singapore

Like other expatriates who return home for Tet, Ms. Lien is very emotional when participating in activities within the framework of the “Xuan que huong” (Homeland Spring) Program. She said that she would convey the feelings of overseas Vietnamese gathering in the Homeland Spring Program to the Vietnamese community in Singapore, thus encouraging them to return to their homeland and work together to recover and develop the country in all aspects. “It is also a reminder to people that: We are Vietnamese, wherever we are in the world, we are united to develop our careers and popularize the image of Vietnam and its people, thereby raising the status of Vietnamese people in the world,” said Ms.  Lien. 

The head of the Liaison Board for Overseas Vietnamese in Singapore affirmed that no matter where they belong, overseas Vietnamese in one way or another always contribute to the construction of the country. “Vietnam's development is amazing. We are always happy to be Vietnamese people,” said Mrs. Lien.

Strong community must have organization 

As an overseas Vietnamese living far from home for 35 years, Hoang Dinh Thanh, an expatriate in Czech Republic, is happy and proud of Vietnam's position and success in recent years, especially when Vietnam successfully controlled the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Mr. Hoang Dinh Thang said that from the opinion of Vietnamese community in the host country that a strong community with high standing must have an organization, in October 2016, the Union of Vietnamese Associations in Europe was established. Over the past six years, the union has well carried out external relations and connected overseas Vietnamese through cultural, artistic, sports, and charity activities. At the second congress of the union in October 2022, the Union of Vietnamese Associations in Europe launched a seven-point program with priority given to strengthening associations of overseas Vietnamese in countries.

Hoang Dinh Thanh, an expatriate in Czech Republic

Mr. Hoang Dinh Thang also expressed his wish that the Vietnamese community in Europe will make practical contribution in the fields of science and technology, export of Vietnamese goods to Europe, and sustainable economy… “I believe that the Union of Vietnamese Associations in Europe will receive more attention from the Prime Minister and the Government for its activities,” said Mr. Hoang Dinh Thang.

Translated by Tran Hoai