President Phuc meets overseas Vietnamese community representatives
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has highlighted the overseas Vietnamese community as an “inseparable part” of the Vietnamese nation and an important resource for the cause of national construction, development and defence.
During his meeting with representatives of Vietnamese associations, friendship organisations and community in Bern, Switzerland on November 27 (local time), the Vietnamese State leader highly appreciated their opinions and suggestions, adding that the Vietnamese Party and State are set to issue a mechanism to effectively collect and utilize feedback and initiatives of OV experts, intellectuals and businesspeople.
He informed them about the situation in the home country with improved business environment that has drew a large number of top investors. External and global integration activities have been enhance further, with the nation having signed and enforced a number of new-generation free trade agreements.
Phuc said he hopes that the OVs would continue offering mutual support, help fellows at home overcome the pandemic, as well as raise awareness of national traditions and culture among young generations, especially the Vietnamese language.
He urged Vietnamese Embassy staff in Switzerland to better perform citizen protection and launch an array of practical activities to make greater contributions to the homeland, thereby upholding the power of great national unity.
On the occasion, the President presented the Friendship Order to the Switzerland-Vietnam Friendship Association (SVFA) in honour of its contributions to the friendship between the two countries' people.
President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Nguyen Phuong Nga also granted the insignia “For Peace and Friendship among Nations”, the most noble distinction of the VUFO, to SVFA President Anjuska Weil.
As planned on November 28 morning (local time), President Phuc and his wife left Bern for Geneva to meet Director General of the UN Office in Geneva Tatiana Valovaya, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Daren Tang.