‘Homeland Spring’ programme for overseas Vietnamese held in Vancouver

Ottawa: The Vietnamese Consulate General in Vancouver on February 5 held a 'Homeland Spring' programme to bring a warm Lunar New Year (Tet) atmosphere to overseas Vietnamese living in the western region of Canada. Speaking at the event, Consul General Nguyen Quang Trung briefed participants on Vietnam's achievements in foreign affairs and socio-economic development in the past year, particularly milestones of relations between Vietnam and Canada as the two countries celebrated the 50th founding anniversary of their diplomatic ties (1973-2023). British Columbia's Minister of Forests and Minister Responsible for the Consular Corps Bruce Ralston spoke highly of the programme which helped to contribute to the richness of the multicultural society in Canada. He also praised the roles of the Vietnamese community in general and the Vietnam-Canada Business Association (VCBA) in particular in the province's socio-economic development as well as positive contributions of the Consulate General to promoting the partne rship between Vietnam and British Columbia. On behalf of the local government, Ralston handed over an insignia to Consul General Nguyen Quang Trung in recognition of his contributions to the relationship between Vietnam and British Columbia. On behalf of the Senate of Canada and the Canada - Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group, Senator Victor Oh presented Consul General Nguyen Quang Trung with an insignia for his contributions to strengthening relations between the two countries./. Source: Vietnam News Agency

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