Tran Thu Dung, a founder of the club, said the club aims to connect the community and French friends who love Vietnam in general and the country’s sea and islands in particular.

Participants to the launch of "Love Vietnam's sea and islands" watch documentary films recorded by overseas Vietnamese when visiting Truong Sa.

The club is also expected to promote Vietnamese people, nature, marine culture, and specialties to attract visitors to Vietnam.

Dung said that the club will also engage in fundraising to support students, teachers, schools, community houses, and libraries on the Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands, contributing to socio-economic development and protecting Vietnam's sovereignty over the sea and islands.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Ambassador Dinh Toan Thang highly appreciated the initiative, describing the event as a demonstration of the faith of overseas Vietnamese in France in their homeland and its sea and islands.

The diplomat said he hopes that the club will attract more and more members, organize useful and interesting activities towards the homeland, as well as make more contributions to the country in the coming time.

Cao Hong Vinh, Head of the Liaison Department for Vietnamese in Europe "For the sea and islands of Vietnam" and also the representative of the “Truong Sa - Hoang Sa Club” in Poland, said that this is the 5th organization established by people who love Vietnamese sea and islands in Europe.

On this occasion, the club introduced songs and documentary films about Truong Sa as well as books written by overseas Vietnamese who traveled to Truong Sa. Participants also joined in donating to build schools on islands in Vietnam.

Source: VNA