He cited statistics from the World Bank indicating that remittances to Vietnam reached USD 11.8 billion in 2016 and USD 13.8 billion in 2017.

At the press conference, Nghi also revealed a series of big events scheduled for Vietnamese expatriates visiting their homeland later this month and in January.

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A conference on connections between overseas Vietnamese and localities in Vietnam will take place in the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh from December 26 to 29.

On January 26, 2019, the “Xuan Que Huong” (Spring in Homeland) 2019 program will be held in Hanoi, providing a platform for Vietnamese expats to share their aspirations and honor those who have contributed to the homeland’s development.

There are approximately 4.5 million Vietnamese living and working in 103 countries and territories worldwide. They form an indispensable part of the nation and play an important role in intensifying friendship between Vietnam and the rest of the world.

Source: VNA