Leader calls on OVs to continue self-reliance and solidarity spirit
10:59 | 08/02/2018

VGP – State President Tran Dai Quang hoped that all overseas Vietnamese (OVs) as one would continue upholding the spirit of patriotism, self-reliance, national unity while joining hands in the cause of national construction.

State President Tran Dai Quang speaks at the Homeland Spring 2018 at the My Dinh National Convention Center in Ha Noi on February 7, 2018. Photo: VGP

PM expects Overseas Vietnamese to do more for nation’s development

The State President made the point on February 7 at the art show, which forms part of the Xuan Que Huong (Homeland Spring) 2018 festival to welcome OVs returning home for the Lunar New Year.

The event also drew the attendance of Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh, leaders and former leaders of the Party and the State as well as over 1,000 delegates representing over 4.5 million OVs living abroad.

On behalf of Party and State leaders, State President Quang expressed his warmest new year greetings and best wishes to all Ovs, highly valuing their valuable spiritual and material contributions to national development over the past time.

Delegates to the Homeland Spring 2018 festival. Photo:VGP

The Head of State highlighted Viet Nam’s major achievements across fields in 2017. Especially, this was the first time in many years Viet Nam achieved all the 13 socio-economic development goals set by the National Assembly.

“The macro-economy was stable, inflation was put under control, budget revenues and major balances of the economy were guaranteed. The GDP grew 6.81%. Export-import turnover reached its highest-ever of US$ 425 billion,” Mr. Quang said.

He also highlighted that 2017 was a special year for the diplomatic sector as the country successfully hosted the APEC Year 2017 amid fast-changing and complicated global context.

State President Quang reaffirmed that the OV community remains an indispensible part of the Vietnamese nation.

The Party and the State will continue supporting and creating favorable conditions for OVs to integrate into host countries and make further contributions to national development, the State President asserted.

Speaking at the event, Deputy PM Minh said that over 2,100 enterprises owned by Ovs have poured around US$ 2.92 billion in various projects in 52 cities and provinces in Viet Nam.

A large number of OVs also have actively partaken in annual events like the Homeland Spring, visiting Truong Sa archipelago, and summer camps for Vietnamese youth.

The network of overseas experts have also made positive contributions to national development, Deputy PM, FM Minh said.

By Huong Giang

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