Truong Sa Club Prepared to be Established in Netherlands
Vietnamese Ambassador to the Netherlands Pham Viet Anh met and discussed with overseas Vietnamese delegates in the Netherlands to join the delegation to visit Truong Sa (Spratly) island district, the south central province of Khanh Hoa, and DK1 platform in 2023.
|At the meeting. Photo: TG&VN|
At the headquarters of the Vietnamese Embassy in the Netherlands, Ambassador Pham Viet Anh recently met, exchanged and saw off representatives of the Vietnamese community in the Netherlands to join a delegation to visit the local residents, officers and soldiers of Truong Sa island district and the DK1 marine platform.
The trip, 10th edition of its kind, was organized by the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs and the Foreign Ministry in coordination with the Vietnamese Navy.
This time, two delegates from the Netherlands are Nguyen Thi Lan Huong, president of the Vietnamese Women's Union in the Netherlands, along with Leu Thi Hien, vice president of the Vietnamese Association in the Netherlands and a member of the Women's Union Committee.
Ambassador Pham Viet Anh highlighted the trip in order to create conditions for people to see with their own eyes the daily life of soldiers and residents on islands in Truong Sa and the DK1, strengthening solidarity and attachment of Vietnamese people abroad with soldiers and people who are day and night protect Vietnam's sovereignty.
The diplomat wishes the two delegates good health, a smooth trip and many opportunities to interact with the people and soldiers of Truong Sa island district, Khanh Hoa province as well as fellow Vietnamese from many other countries so that they can spread the love of Vietnam’s seas and islands among the OV communities and proceed to establish the Truong Sa Club in the Netherlands.
For her part, Huong said that she talked with the delegates from the previous visit to prepare for the establishment of the Truong Sa club, and during this visit she will meet and discuss with the Vietnam Women's Union to learn more about experiences and discuss the direction of the club's activities in the future.
On this occasion, the two delegates expressed their gratitude for the sincere sharing and advice of the ambassador, and at the same time, announced the preliminary collection of contributions from people in the Netherlands to Truong Sa. The two delegates devoted much effort to preparing practical gifts for local people and soldiers stationed there.
|A delegation of more than 40 overseas Vietnamese (OV) from 17 countries around the world have visited people and soldiers in Truong Sa island district, the south central province of Khanh Hoa, and DK1 platform in 2022. Photo: VNA|
Many forums and clubs in support of Hoang Sa - Truong Sa and Vietnam’s seas and islands have been established in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary or the Republic of Korea.
In Europe, the clubs and forums' members regularly meet and support each other in their daily life.
In March, a club named “Love Vietnam’s seas and islands” was launched in Paris following the movement “All for Vietnam’s seas and islands” that is spreading across Europe. This is the 5th organization established by people who love Vietnamese sea and islands in Europe.
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