Politburo member Nguyen Thien Nhan (second from left) welcomes OVs returning home for Tet (Photo: VNA)
NDO – Politburo member and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, Nguyen Thien Nhan, on February 10 hosted a reception in Hanoi to welcome overseas Vietnamese (OVs), who have returned home for the Tet (traditional lunar New Year) festival.
Speaking at the function, Politburo member Nhan expressed his delight at the achievements made by the OVs in their host countries. He also highly appreciated their patriotism and their practical contributions to the motherland.
Delegates expressed their pleasure at the country’s socio-economic development as well as their thanks for the Party and State’s care for the OVs. They also reaffirmed their determination and aspiration to make further contributions to the national construction and defence, and to consolidate the national great unity bloc.
Also yesterday, Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan received a delegation of OVs who were representatives of the ‘Xuan Que Huong’ (Spring Homeland) programme recently held by the National Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (NCOVA).
The State official spoke highly the OVs’ deep sentiments towards their homeland, saying that the development of Vietnamese communities around the world has helped raise Vietnam’s stature on the international arena.
She said she hoped that the NCOVA would foster programmes on promoting the OVs’ participation in national development, nurturing their love and national pride, and encouraging them to preserve Vietnam’s cultural identity.
At a get-together with the diplomatic corps in Hanoi on the same day, Vice President Doan highly valued the support and co-operation of international friends to Vietnam, saying that their valuable support has made significant contributions to the country’s development.
Moroccan Ambassador and head of the diplomatic corps El Houcine Fardani congratulated Vietnam on its achievements in 2014, assuring the strong will to boost ties between Vietnam and other countries.
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